Breaking News: Proponents of conspiracy theory say that Taylor Swift planned the Chiefs parade shooting in order to advocate for gun reform.

Breaking News: Proponents of conspiracy theory say that Taylor Swift planned the Chiefs parade shooting in order to advocate for gun reform.

 

Conspiracy theorists claimed on social media that the federal government was behind the shooting, which left one person dead and twenty-one injured.

 

Breaking News: Proponents of conspiracy theory say that Taylor Swift planned the Chiefs parade shooting in order to advocate for gun reform.
Moments after the shooting stopped, proponents of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which holds that a group of secret operatives are sending them riddles online about a conflict between former President Donald Trump and a bunch of child-eating satanists, started blaming their ideological rivals.

False flag illegal immigrant MK-Ultra-ed transgender mentally ill pronoun person taking prescription medications and already on an FBI watch list,” Sather wrote. “Did I cover all the bases there?”

A far-right user known as “Raw Milk Nationalist” instead blamed Taylor Swift, who conspiracy theorists believe is secretly working with the Pentagon in order to help President Joe Biden win the 2024 presidential election.

“Bet this was a false flag so that Taylor Swift can cry more about gun control,” they wrote.

Raw Milk Nationalist appears to have deleted their account shortly after.

Others pointed to Swift’s relationship with Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce before suggesting that the shooting was likely part of the Pentagon’s psyop.
Yet after police took three suspects into custody, none of whom thus far are known to be “immigrants” or “transgender,” conspiracy theorists quickly shifted the goalposts.

“Kansas City shooting not a false flag,” he said. “Looks like gang violence. Media will still say white supremacy did it.””

Kansas City Police have not released the names of either the victims or the arrested suspects. A law enforcement source speaking with CBS News has alleged that the shooting was not terrorism-related and was instead sparked by an argument.

Despite the backtracking from some conspiracy theorists, it’s unlikely that reactions to the next mass shooting will be any different.