Wednesday, February 06, 2013



"Racist" to compare Ahmadinejad to a monkey?
 
I can see a definite resemblance, myself

Arizona Sen. John McCain is under fire as social media users are accusing him of racism after comparing the president of Iran to a monkey on Twitter.

'So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?' wrote the one-time Republican presidential candidate before linking to a story about Iran launching a monkey into orbit.

McCain immediately went on the defensive when users accused him of being racially insensitive, posting: 'Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?'

It wasn't only liberals that were upset. Even Rep. Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan, thought McCain had crossed the line.
'Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes,' Amash tweeted at McCain.

The word 'monkey' could trigger readers to see the comment as racists because of its historical use to degrade people of color.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Monkey is too kind a description for that miserable Iranian bassturd.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Why beat around the bush? Simply call Ahmadinejad what he is: evil.

Bird of Paradise said...

Instead they need to send ahmadinejad into space and leave him there forever

Anonymous said...

So is it racist to send monkeys into space?

Anonymous said...

It may be species-ist, but certainly cruel to send monkeys into space, unless they have freely signed a waver!

Anonymous said...

I mean waiver, of course!

Anonymous said...

I really think the description was offensive to the monkey

Anonymous said...

I'm sick and tired of various groups commandeering or claiming offence to specific words. Instead of avoiding the word "monkey", how about using it in proper context so the the proper meaning is restored?

Anonymous said...

How can this be considered racist? Ahmadinnerjacket is NOT a man of color, so even if it were meant to be racist, it was in the wrong context. Fucking idiot Politically Correct pansies.

Anonymous said...

All muslims are monkeys.Fuck all the camel jockey assholes.

Anonymous said...

I think the proper slang is "sand nigger" but I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Iranian president referred to Jewish people the samething? Reminds me about a goose and gander. Hypocrits should not be self righteous.