Twitter Sends Support and Trends #MyNameIs after a GOP Senator Mocked Kamala Harris

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: October 20, 2020

Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced Donald Trump as Mr. Class at a rally in Macon on Friday. Of course, he could keep his cool when it was time to pronounce Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate. 


This was truly juvenile. He didn’t only pronounce her name incorrectly repeatedly, but he also mocked her. Here’s a clip of when the moment actually happened:


https://twitter.com/ossoff/status/1317259038145511427?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1317259038145511427%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Farticle%2Fdavid-perdue-mocks-kamala-harris-name-mynameis-hashtag%2F


Anyway, his campaign later released a statement in defense:


"Senator Perdue simply mispronounced Senator Harris' name, and he didn't mean anything by it."


Hey, any reasonable person watching the clip above can sense what is going on. This isn’t an innocent mispronunciation, he clearly intended to mock Harris. You can release as many statements as you please, the facts can’t be changed. 


Many people sensed this and openly criticized his tone and called him not just disrespectful but also racist. Many people chose to respond to his blatant racism via hashtag #MyNameIs on Twitter, where they shared information about the etymology of their own names. 



As far as Kamala’s beautiful name is concerned, it means “lotus” or “pale red”, and it originates from a word in Sanskrit. It is also another name for the Hindu Goddess, Lakshmi. 

Updated October 20, 2020
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