Lexi Kozhevsky, a 19-year-old nursing student at St. Louis University, became a meme after she got involved with the conflict between protesters and police in Ferguson last night.
Now I know what you're thinking: a 19-year-old college student? Demographically speaking, she must have been doing something to help the protesters. Well, to everyone's confusion, she demonstrated a pro-police stance by standing in front of the line-up of cops in order to "protect" them. Although this is her right, it was hilarious for two reasons: For one, she is under the impression that the armed and armored police are the ones who need protecting. But what really caught everyone's attention has less to do with her politics and more with her wardrobe: She was wearing a Fall Out Boy t-shirt.
She was quickly meme-ified by the Internet, both for her t-shirt and her rather backwards understanding of how justice works:
Lexi,19, stands to protect Lord Voldemort's army, "I would rather get hit by something than let it hit them." pic.twitter.com/WQOnsakAH9— Glen Coco (@MrPooni) August 11, 2015
According to an interview with the St. Louis Post Dispatch, she had a cousin die in 9/11, and has always had a "strong upbringing of wanting to help people." She wants people to realize that "not all cops are bad." She acknowledges that racism exists, but thinks that the media is unfairly focusing on Ferguson. In regards to her standing in front of the cops, she said the following:
"I'm just gonna stand in front of them, and if anything comes their way I would rather get hit by something than let it hit them, since they've already been through a lot."
I just graduated college like five minutes ago, but god, college students can get so passionate about misdirected ideas. Watch her video below. And then sigh.