Professor who lied about being black ripped ‘white New Yorkers’ in profanity-laced tirade
The white college professor who admitted to posing as a black woman allegedly once went on a profanity-laden tirade at a City Council hearing, in which she spoke in a street accent and ripped New Yorkers who talked about the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The speaker, who used the name “Jess La Bombera,” appeared to actually be Jessica Krug, a George Washington University prof who copped Thursday to falsely claiming to being a woman of color as she taught African American studies.
The foul-mouthed “La Bombera” claimed in her talk, which was delivered via video, that city officials “sold” her “barrio” of East Harlem to real estate interests before railing against lawmakers for not being tough enough on the NYPD.
“You posin’ like you opposin’ them for your soundbites, for your social media, for your reelection campaigns,” said La Bombera, who appeared to be standing on a roof. “Get the f— outta here, you’ve been supporting the cops in the pandemic.”
She then excoriated white New Yorkers who lined up for hours to testify about the police conduct they observed during the early days of the protests and unrest that erupted following the death of Floyd at the hand of cops in Minnesota.
“I also want to call out all these white New Yorkers who waited for hours with us to be able to speak and then did not yield their time to black and brown indigenous New Yorkers,” she told the lawmakers.
“I thought cops was [sic] here to protect us but I guess they’re not,” she added, mocking them.
But those remarks took new light Thursday Krug publicly admitted that she invented and assumed at least three different black personas.
“I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim,” she wrote in a post published on the website Medium.
A screenshot of a now-deleted 2017 biographical blurb captured by Business Insider includes a picture that shows a clear resemblance between “La Bombera” and Krug, even wears a similar nose ring.
Author Robert Jones Jr. wrote in a now-deleted tweet seen by The Daily Beast that he was “in a state of complete and utter shock and sadness” about Krug and referred to her as Jess La Bombera, describing her as an activist he “deferred to and stepped aside” to support.
Krug did not respond to multiple requests earlier Thursday for comment, did not answer when a reporter knocked the door of her New York City apartment and had disconnected her phone by the time the Post learned of the La Bombera persona.
A publicist for Jones did not return a request for comment.
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