A gender confused teenager was attacked by a group of people at a Phoenix, Arizona pool party after he uploaded a video of himself beating a young black girl for calling him a "dude."
Police say a group of about 20 people attacked 18-year-old Dakota Kern at a pool party on August 16 -- about a week after he uploaded the video to his Facebook page.
Kern, who is white, is seen dragging a young black girl by her hair across the pavement and pummeling her about the face with his closed fist.
"This is what happened when b**** try me," he captioned the video on his Facebook page.
"Tell yo' mama to come my way. I'll do that to yo' mama too, b-tch," he tells the girl in the video.
About a week later, Kern was spotted at a pool party by the girl's family members.
Kern told a local news outlet that he was surrounded by people who yelled homophobic slurs at him.
He said he decided to leave when a man yelled, "Get it! Get it!"
“Then one of the guys, he ends up grabbing me by my head, grabbing me by my hair and then he hit me a few times,” Kern told CBS 5 News.
Kern was hospitalized with neck injuries after the attack. He has since been released.
A video shared on Facebook.com shows Kern being assaulted at the pool party.
The local media quickly portrayed Kern as the victim.
But Facebook users refused to take pity on him. "Well u beat up my granddaughter last week Karma ain’t no joke," wrote one woman on Facebook.
In another post on Facebook, a man called Kern a coward. "U a whole man fight on a female & gon [sic] threaten her momma but not her dad…"
Many users questioned why Kern wasn't arrested for assaulting the adolescent girl
Police say a 15-year-old boy was arrested and at least two others are being sought in the pool attack.