ACLU Apologizes for ‘White Supremacy’ after Tweeting Pic of Toddler Holding U.S. Flag
The American Civil Liberties Union’s Twitter account triggered its followers Wednesday by tweeting a picture of a child with an American flag.
This is the future that ACLU members want. pic.twitter.com/bAIwuheEco
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 23, 2017
The tweet, which was merely a promotion of their children’s clothing line, was somehow seen as evidence of ‘white supremacy’ by the account’s followers.
A White kid with a flag?!
— Nyasha Junior (@NyashaJunior) August 23, 2017
Supporting Nazis, then tweeting little blond kids? Get your shit together.
— Elizabeth ??️? (@wrk2lib) August 23, 2017
Baby should be burning the flag.
— Lucy Steigerwald (@LucyStag) August 23, 2017
Wow, how very white of you. :/
— Christine Turnbull (@chriskainchi) August 24, 2017
Now I see why you worked so hard for the neo Nazis in Charlottesville
— Kokoa (@kokoa96) August 23, 2017
— Samantha???? (@Erulastiel14) August 23, 2017
Not a good look. Just delete this. pic.twitter.com/SX3Ohh1sBV
— IgboGirlRants?? (@Girl_Love_Mvmt) August 23, 2017
Shortly after the original tweet, the ACLU clarified its stance on the ‘issue’ brought up by people who commented and admitting “white supremacy is everywhere.” (Related: CNN Panel Of Trump Supporters Unbothered By Charlottesville Comments [VIDEO])
When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is everywhere. pic.twitter.com/Qx5D5hbKWy
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 23, 2017
Most of the outrage seems to stem from when the ACLU represented “Unite The Right,” organizer Jason Kessler against the City of Charlottesville in securing permits to assemble downtown and hold the rally.
The Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe blamed ACLU for the violence in Charlottesville, where the “Unite The Right” rally was held.
“We asked – the city of Charlottesville asked for that to be moved out of downtown Charlottesville to a park about a mile and a half away – a lot of open fields. That was the place that it should’ve been. We were, unfortunately, sued by the ACLU. And the judge ruled against us,” McAuliffe told NPR. (Related: WATCH: Video Shows Violence From Antifa In Charlottesville, MSM Silent)
A “lawsuit challenging the city to act constitutionally did not cause violence,” the ACLU responded in a statement while adding the ACLU does “not support Nazis.”
Many people came to the defense of the ACLU’s tweet, suggesting the real racists were those that saw color instead of a child.
You need help if a picture of a small white child triggers you. Does it take a lot of energy trying to be offended all the time?
— Tyrone D Lewis (@TyronetheL) August 24, 2017
If white children trigger libs this much I might have to have 5 or 6 more.
— JoAnna Banana (@ABeck20) August 23, 2017
OMG it's a white kid!!!! pic.twitter.com/6e8SuCoIqx
— Brandon Skelding (@YesItsBS) August 23, 2017
Every negative commenter is a RACIST who sees color first. ???
— Scarlet (@ScarletH50fan) August 24, 2017
appraising the replies to this tweet like: pic.twitter.com/gAb55zfAvS
— Resurgens (@Harrison0Yfan) August 24, 2017
Here's to anyone who's dumb enough to be offended by that pic.
This is what ACLU mean: pic.twitter.com/iNGX7CLdFt
— Assassin (@Dan77714) August 24, 2017
What a bunch of lunatics on this thread.
— SC (@PullingGuard79) August 24, 2017
Sadly you'll most probably get that… pic.twitter.com/sUjmMDhKt4
— Marc R. (@Marc_12345) August 24, 2017
When you think about it…This proves two things. Liberals are the true racists as they instantly saw skin color when it was posted. Second, it proves that white babies trigger snowflakes. Start breeding white people! (Related: Denmark: ‘hug a terrorist’ program will reform terrorists)
Liberalism is a mental condition proof #1252621521241 🙂
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