Former Fox News host and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is getting called out for another one of his reactionary jokes.
“I’ve decided to ‘identify’ as Chinese,” Huckabee tweeted. “Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my ‘values’ and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games.”
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I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games. Ain’t America great?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 3, 2021
Huckabee was referring to rightwing hissy fits over Lil Nas X’s “Satan shoes” that Nike condemned. The CEOs of Coca-Cola and Delta have both condemned voter suppression laws recently passed in Georgia.
Despite the references to fake controversies, people understood the “joke”: white people are oppressed but Asian people have it easy in the U.S. (in the midst of a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes,) and trans people make up an identity to get social approval )as evidenced by an unprecedented nationwide attack on trans rights._
Elderly Asian women are getting beaten up on the street and you say this?
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) April 4, 2021
Wow, you managed to be incredibly racist, transphobic, ignorant of voting rights legislation, and extremely corny all within the space of 280 characters. You must be proud.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) April 4, 2021
how about you "identify" as a decent human being for once
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 4, 2021
Becoming a human being is a stretch for you🐮#StopAsianHate
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) April 3, 2021
“Why aren’t there more conservative comedians?”
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 4, 2021
You are such an awful, hateful person. After beginning my adulthood attending seminary, people like you and all of you evil evangelicals are what drove me to finally abandoned the church and simply rely on my own faith. Any institution that generates such hatred is an abomination
— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) April 4, 2021
I decided to identify as a Democrat because I've learned over the years that Republicans are full of racists schmucks like yourself.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) April 4, 2021