Obama Mentions Michelle’s Birthday: Puerto Rican Adviser Says “Who Cares? Take Her to Burger King”
Twitter is a great place to hang out if you want to say something silly and end up losing your job. A Puerto Rican political adviser is under fire after sending out a tweet that some are calling racist.
Heidi Wys, an adviser to Puerto Rico’s most powerful female lawmaker, sent a tweet to President Barack Obama urging him to buy the first lady a double-banana sundae and take her to Kenya. The tweet was in response to a tweet from the president mentioning that his wife’s birthday was coming up.
“Who cares?” Wys wrote. “Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!”
Other lawmakers didn’t take well to the tweet and are out looking for blood. Several legislators are demanding that Wys step down or that House of Representatives President, Jenniffer Gonzalez ask for her resignation.
“The expressions disseminated are not acceptable, do not represent my sentiments and are the exclusive responsibility of those who wrote them,” Gonzalez said in response.
“It is a racist comment from a person who must have great hatred within,” Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez said. “This is placing the name of Puerto Ricans across the world in a very precarious situation.”
Wys has also posted additional anti-Obama tweets including one urging a Puerto Rican newspaper to investigate President Obama’s birth certificate.
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