And, in addition to the racist sounding nature of the story, was the fact that many people did not believe a word of it.
Michael Harriot, a writer for The Root, shared the story on Twitter and mocked the former vice president for it.
Turns out Corn Pop was more incensed at being called Esther Williams than he was at being thrown out of the pool.
Yeah this is totally believable
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 15, 2019
“I’m always astounded by the imaginings of white people as it relates to race. Many of them have this fictionalized jigaboo version that is almost alien-like.
“And one of the greatest examples of this ever is Joe Biden’s story about Corn Pop the gangsta,” he said in the thread.
“Now it has already been demonstrably proven that Biden will make stuff up. But any black person who hears this story will automatically give you the side-eye and says: ‘come on, man.’ It begins when Biden was working as a lifeguard at a pool.
“Now Biden is like, 176 years old, but he’s still in pretty good shape. This supposedly happened in the summer of 1962.
“Biden says that, instead of hanging out all summer, he decided to take a job working as a lifeguard at a black pool.
Bidens Claim also brought more mocking:
Corn Pop and the boys waiting for Joe Biden outside of the pool. pic.twitter.com/U6FxBiBtEw
— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹Aziz🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) September 15, 2019
And later that summer Corn Pop, Biden, The Beast and the rest of the Romans killed the clown in the sewers.
— The Lost Ronin (@TheLostRonin2) September 13, 2019
I can verify this story as 100% true. Corn Pop ran with this street gang called The Kelloggs. They had some ongoing rivalry with a gang leader known as General Mills. He was notorious for roughing up Snap and Crackle back in the 1980’s. There was milk everywhere….
— Fear Crawler (@Fear_Crawler) September 15, 2019
Corn Pop and Joe Biden shared a malted milk at the diner after this. https://t.co/nlg5R8xx1t
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 15, 2019
“So, that summer, Biden was the only white lifeguard at Prices Run swimming pool in Brown-Burton Winchester Park.
“He says he did it—y’all, I SWEAR this is true—’in hopes of learning more about the black community.’ Yes, that’s an actual quote.
“Biden says that he became popular at the pool because many of the black people in Wilmington, DE had never talked to a white person before. This raised by bullshit-o-meter, so I decided to look it up. In 1960, Wilmington was 73% white, according to census records,” he said. But it gets better. [READ MORE…]