Cops arrest Toronto Raptors fan over vulgar comment about Ayesha Curry on live TV
Canada is widely known for its brutal winters, maple syrup and extremely police citizens. As one joke goes, if you hit a Canadian with your car, they'll tell you, "I'm sorry!" However, one boneheaded Toronto Raptors fan proved that stereotype isn't entirely true at Game 2 of the NBA Finals last Sunday.
In a nail-biter, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Raptors 109-105, right in Toronto's Scotiabank Arena. After the crushing loss, a CP24 news reporter interviewed Raptors fans on live TV to get their reactions. That's when 28-year-old Tristan Warkentin stepped up to the mic and made a vulgar comment about Ayesha Curry, the wife of Warriors superstar Steph Curry.
"The vibe was unreal," Warkentin said, "and I just want to let everyone know, Ayesha Curry, we're gonna f**k her right in the p***y."
For anyone working in television journalism over the past five years, those six words are all too familiar. (And stopped being funny a long time ago.) The phrase "f*** her right int he p***y" was thought to derive from a 2014 live broadcast of a local news report in Cincinnati, Ohio. The video became a meme and was later debunked as a viral hoax campaign orchestrated by filmmaker John Cain.
Although the stunt was debunked , several low-information viewers fell for it, hook, line and sinker. The meme went on to inspire several dimwitted copycats, who rudely harassed professional reporters while they were at work covering public events. (Because nothing says funny like being person #485998 to shout a juvenile phrase from an old meme!)
Following the incident, TMZ reports that Toronto police arrested Warkentin for criminal mischief because he knew his comments would air on live TV. "I’m not in a position to defend myself in terms of what happened," Warkentin told the Toronto Sun. "I am sure you understand the influence of alcohol."
"What I did was disgraceful," he continued. "It was an alcohol-influenced situation ... To be honest I don’t even remember being there but I am responsible for my own actions at the end of the day. I am not sitting here claiming victim." Warkentin added that he plans to apologize to Ayesha Curry. His court date is scheduled for July 11.
So much for that Canadian politeness, eh?