The tourist who became an overnight sensation during the Oscars telecast served 20 years in prison for multiple felonies. He was released from prison just 3 days before the 2017 Oscar Awards.
Gary Coe and his fiancée Vickie Vines got a once in a lifetime experience at the Oscar Awards when host Jimmy Kimmel stopped their tour bus and invited them inside the Dolby Theater.
Coe carried Vine's purse on his arm -- an act of emasculating feminism that immediately endeared him to the fawning leftists in the media and on social media.
Suddenly, Coe was a star... but for all the wrong reasons.
From Flip Wilson to Jamie Foxx to Tyler Perry, the media has long celebrated the emasculation of the black man in America.
The mediocre gay coming-of-age movie Moonlight won the night's biggest honor for its gay content which gave the film validity in Hollywood's eyes.
Coe, the purse-carrying black tourist, had unwittingly become a poster child for the Gay Agenda who projected the image of a harmless black male to millions of white viewers.
He was well on his way to Internet stardom when someone asked the right question. It turns out Coe was another violent felon from the streets of Chicago who spent the last 20 Years in prison.
A violent felon doesn't exactly conjure up images of the harmless, purse-carrying black man that the media rewards.
In a phone interview with ABC7 Chicago, Coe said he found God and his fiancée while in prison.
"You know what my son told me today, man? I almost come to tears. He said he's proud of me. So to hear your children say that they're proud of you, means the world to me," said Coe, whose son was raised by a single mother.