Have you heard about Carson King? He’s an Iowa man who held up a funny sign on ESPN College Gameday that asked for people to Venmo him money so he could buy beer. Well, people obliged and instead of keeping the money for himself, he said he would donate all of it (except for 1 case of beer) to the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital:

He’s raised over $1 million so far for the hospital:

A hero, right?

Wrong! Here comes the milkshake ducking via Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin who dug up a few old tweets from when King was 16-years-old. From the Washington Post:

King’s social media missteps came to light after Calvin, a trending news reporter at the Register, delved far back into the casino security guard’s old tweets. Calvin discovered two 2012 tweets, written when King was in high school, that the Register described as “racist jokes, one comparing black mothers to gorillas and another making light of black people killed in the holocaust.” When Calvin asked King about the tweets, he told the reporter seeing them made him feel “sick.”

WTF, Des Moines Register? Why do this?

Nobody can seem to even find the tweets that were so offensive, but “it literally doesn’t matter. This is a war”:

Even worse? Anheuser-Busch cut ties with King over it:

Bad move, crappy beer company. Bad move:

King has since apologized:

Now for the “cowardly part.” The DMR reporter who unearthed the tweets from the local hero has now made his account private after his own vile tweets were uncovered:

But we have screenshots:

Good luck with what’s about to happen next.