Ghanaian self-identifies as dead goat

Spurred by the stories of Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, a 56 year old man from Ghana has officially self-identified as a dead goat.

The man who is now officially referred to as “Johnny the Dead Goat” said he had thought of himself as a dead goat since about 2012 and had even made a couple of speeches in which he referred to himself as “a dead goat who was dead to the pleas of Ghanaian workers.”

“For a long time I have felt like a dead goat trapped inside a human’s body, but finally I am free. Now I can live my life as a true dead goat, ignoring the plight of my people without feeling any guilt or shame,” he said. 

This curious trans-species case has added another dimension to the raging conversation about people’s freedom to choose their identity. Johnny, like Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, has come under heavy criticism from his own family. Sources inside the family however admitted they had been expecting this announcement ever since Johnny diagnosed himself with “dead goat syndrome.”

Despite the criticism Johnny maintains he’s committed to being a dead goat. “I am a dead goat and I’ll continue to behave like one. Ghanaians can demonstrate and lament all they want, I will not be moved. I will still remain insensitive to your plight.”

“Being a dead goat dey be k3k3,” he quipped. 

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