On Thursday, we reported news that Philly influencer Dayjia Blackwell, better known as 'Meatball', was arrested and charged with six felonies, following her livestreaming herself and others partaking in massive looting in Philadelphia. The looting was sparked by the dismissal of charges against former Philly police officer Mark Dial, who shot Eddie Irizarry during a traffic stop back in August.
Blackwell was released on $2,500 bail shortly after her arrest, but not before snapping a tearful mugshot.
Now Blackwell is capitalizing on that infamous pic by selling merch featuring said mugshot. The Daily Mirror reports (pay close attention to how they frame the looting, by the way):
The proceeds from the merch seem to not only be aimed at bolstering the Philadelphia-based influencer's business but also targeted at releasing her and potentially acquitting her of the charges she accrued.
Meatball was among the 52 looters and rioters arrested in Philadelphia after a peaceful protest against a judge's decision to dismiss murder charges against a police officer who shot and killed Eddie Irizarry through a car window. Around 100 rioters donned masks and wreaked havoc on shops, inciting mass panic and terror in the city centre. The police later said the two events — the protest and the riot — seemed to be totally unrelated.
There goes the media with the 'peaceful protest' nonsense. Again. Stealing merchandise from Apple and Lululemon is not a protest and it's not peaceful. In fact, things were so bad, Philadelphia closed all liquor stores in the wake of those 'peaceful protests.'
MEATBALL UPDATE:— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) September 29, 2023
"I am an innocent person." - she declares, even though literally filmed herself looting multiple locations
Now she’s selling mugshot merch online pic.twitter.com/wIbcu0QQ8g
We're glad she thinks she's innocent, but:
lol she literally filmed her crimes..— ChatTea (@xteaclips) September 29, 2023
It's right there on social media.
Her followers can just steal them— Ultra MAGA Joyce Day (@Daytobehappy) September 29, 2023
That's how this works, isn't it?
This is Meatball. She live-streamed herself and others looting and pillaging in Philadelphia. She is the face of Democrat cities. But WE are deplorable. https://t.co/qgS76iazYo— Lady Liberty (@LadyLibTerri) September 29, 2023
Pointing out this double standard is absolutely fair game. People who were merely in the area of DC on January 6 are facing years behind bars and 'Meatball' livestreams her criminal activity and expects to walk. The sad reality is she, and the 52 others who were arrested, probably will.
It’s time the #Philadelphia District Attorney made an example of #Meatball & criminals like her: gag her from monetizing her crime & sentence her to community service cleaning up looted locations. https://t.co/fxD6OjFlR4— Resting Dollface 🦖🇺🇸 (@RestingDollface) September 29, 2023
He won't, but this is a nice thought.
She "feels" like what she did wasn't wrong so doesn't understand what the problem is.— Frisky Hippo (@CuriousMammal) September 30, 2023
It made her happy so why are you upset?
The continuation of accountability avoidance & frankly I wouldn't be surprised if the judicial system backed her up with minimal repercussions. https://t.co/hleqSILz0j
There are a lot of people who believe she won't face consequences for her actions.
Meatball is typical of the criminals who are popping up in our country who think the world owes them something, and nothing is her fault. I can't hate her for the merch deal, but she belongs in jail.— Jericho (@JerichoXVI) September 29, 2023
The grudging respect for the hustle is an interesting perspective. But yes, she belongs in jail.
Arrested for multiple felonies. She videoed herself looting... but yet she still has not been deplatformed. https://t.co/4J6wd3z6y9— NOT President-Elect Randy (@randy77354) September 29, 2023
This is also a very good point.
Social media should not allow people who commit crimes while streaming to keep using their platform. https://t.co/u7FAOQvBNG— The world has ended (@end_thecrazy) September 29, 2023
Many people have been deplatformed, temporarily and permanently, for doing far less than she did. This writer got suspended for sharing the Hunter Biden laptop story back in 2020 and again recently for 'violent speech' that somehow became an accidental spam flag. The double standard is galling, and we all see it.
Wow they're mimicking trump now https://t.co/EHzQgmLZjH— Venom Rach - Bible History Arc (@SocialNomadRach) September 29, 2023
Exactly like Trump. But they'll never notice it.
We're sure the saga of Meatball will be ongoing, and we'll be on it.
In the meantime, we'll leave you with this, which made us chortle: