No, Roxane Gray Didn’t Kill Noel’s Puppy
August 26, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Earlier this week, Fault Lines Contributor Noel Erinjeri made startling allegations that Roxane Gay, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, killed his puppy. This is not a true statement. In fact, Noel then categorically goes on to deny even owning a puppy, much less Roxane Gay ever harming a dog. Something about this entire situation just doesn’t sit right, though. Roxane Gay has yet to categorically deny ever killing Noel’s puppy.
No one is suggesting Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy. No one even thinks that Noel has met Roxane Gay in person, that Roxane Gay knows where Noel lives, or that Roxane Gay would ever harm a living creature. She seems like a wonderful person. But why would anyone just let an unfounded allegation like “Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy” sit there on the internet without at least addressing the issue? Why has Roxanne or her press team not issued a formal statement denying the allegations that she killed Noel’s puppy? Doesn’t it seem odd that Roxane Gay has yet to provide one shred of proof that she didn’t kill Noel’s puppy?
Please, dear reader, do not fall victim to any harsh rumors you might hear about Roxane Gay killing Noel’s puppy. Do not even mention you heard or read anything about Roxane Gay killing Noel’s puppy. Even though Roxane nne Gay, strangely, will not respond to these horrendous allegations or provide proof to the contrary, there is no reason to believe Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy.
In the justice system people are innocent until proven guilty, and Roxane Gay will not be tried, even in the court of public opinion, for killing Noel’s Puppy. She didn’t do it. Noel admits he never owned a puppy. Just stop with any allegations that Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy.
Roxane Gay might not be willing or able to defend herself against claims that she killed Noel Erinjeri’s puppy. She doesn’t have to. Even saying Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy is uttering a false statement that makes a well meaning individual with a big heart look bad. That will not happen anymore. Roxane Gay did not kill Noel’s puppy, and that is the conclusive end to the story. It’s strange that she has yet to deny these allegations or provide proof to the contrary, but please stop telling anyone that Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy.
No one believes Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy because it simply didn’t happen. Noel doesn’t even own a puppy. So even though it’s odd Roxane Gay has gone almost a week without even denying she killed Noel’s puppy, please do not under any circumstances tell anyone Roxane Gay killed Noel’s puppy. The matter is officially settled.