Here's @DeanBrowningPA's "I'm a black gay guy" tweet, since deleted.
And here's a selection of times @DanPurdy322, whose account is brand new and who replies to @DeanBrowningPA A LOT, has described himself as a black gay guy.
Here's a screenful of the accounts Purdy is following. One of these things is not like the others!
And an excellent question, to which I do not expect a reply to emerge.
You may be asking, "Angus, does this whole @DeanBrowningPA situation get worse?" Yes, dear reader. It does.
"And does it get weirder?" Yes. Yes, it does.

So ... this whole thing is so bizarre that I want to tread carefully here. But I've done a bit more digging, and there's at least one more layer of weirdness here.
Apparently the "Dan Purdy" in the video IS a real guy, but isn't actually named Dan Purdy—the Dan Purdy account was, wait for it, a BURNER. Of his. None of which makes any of the rest of it make any more sense.
And now people are telling me that William Holte, the guy LARPing on Twitter as "Dan Purdy," is PATTI LABELLE'S SON? (Or maybe nephew?)
Twitter, you have broken me. At long last, you have broken me.
UPDATE: Apparently he's Patti LaBelle's son AND nephew. Because of course he is. Why wouldn't he be? What else could he be, really?

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