So, the kid climbs into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnatti Zoo, gets dragged around by one of the gorillas, who gets whacked by the zoo personnel in order to save the kid. There is a whole lot of stupid to go around here… the zoo that made an enclosure easily breached, the parents who couldn’t or wouldn’t keep track of their kids. Lots of stupid, but little actual humor. In the end, the basic story is jsut sad… the gorilla pretty much *had* to die once it started dragging the kid around, but the kid didn’t *have* to be in the position to be dragged around. Stupid. Not funny.
But right on schedule, leave it to politically minded idiots to inject humor into the situation. Gentlemen, behold:
The Twitterstorm of racist dumbassery includes:
Killing an endangered gorilla at a zoo for a white boy’s safety is white privilege. If the boy was black they would’ve found a tranquilizer.
— Hood Intellect (@NelsonEmpowered) May 29, 2016
That gorilla was taken from it’s homeland, put in captivity, and then killed to preserve White life. That sounds familiar.
— Isa Ibn (@IsaIbnOfficial) May 29, 2016
I said last nite the gorilla was protecting the child, them crackers just killed him Cuz he was black
— damontemnemonic (@msjonesgrandboy) May 30, 2016
And there are a great many more in this vein. That in and of itself is funny, in a kind of predictably sad, pathetic way. But you know what brings the story to the point of high comedy? Here’s the kid and his parents:
Now, I admit that I’m not as “awakened” or “enlightened” to racial issues as many people, but there seems to be something here that makes me scratch my head in confusion about this white kid.