Monday, February 02, 2015

Army Deletes Tweet About ‘Chinks In Armor’ After People Cry Racism

Apparently, being “offended” is a force so powerful that not even the U.S. Army sticks to reason

The U.S. Army has deleted a tweet that used the term “chinks” in armor after people freaked out that the same word can be used in a completely different context as a racial slur against people of Chinese descent.

“Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say,” the tweet read, followed by a link to a news release about how terrorists’ using social media has left a hole — dare I say, a chink in  — our country’s defenses.

Originally, the release had a headline similar to the tweet, according to the Washington Post. It has since been changed, however, because apparently calling someone racist is an irrefutable argument even when the accusation is based on not knowing what words mean.

For some, the deletion of the tweet was not enough — because how dare those Army jerks not apologize:



Anonymous said...

Chink comes from the building of log houses where the irregularity of the logs tended to leave chinks that were filled with mud or some other material.

Anonymous said...

"Chink" has a more general origin from 'Old English' meaning 'cleft'.

Anonymous said...

It's the same people who get upset at the use of the word niggardly. Political correctness also requires the adherents to be ignorant rubes who just portray themselves as pretentious self righteous snobs.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly acceptable term. I am not responsible for misinterpretation by overly offended idiots.

Anonymous said...

So now we are supposed to be concerned about people being offended because they are ignorant? The army's response actually makes things worse because it implied there was something wrong with the use of the word. Instead they should have posted the definition from the dictionary to educate these morons.

Bird of Paradise said...

WHINE,WHINE,WHINE a liberals most familiar sound they make