Clorox becomes latest victim of bogus PC racism accusations for innocuous emoji tweet

Clorox becomes latest victim of bogus PC racism accusations for innocuous emoji tweet

Clorox has apologized. I urge readers to boycott the bleach maker until it rescinds its apology, which was a wrongheaded kneejerk reaction to coercion from the PC police and hypersensitive blacks who, frankly, need to get a life.

Here is the back story as reported by CNN Money: Apple recently announced the forthcoming release of its new operating system (iOS 8.3), which will feature 300 new emojis. One of these icons is a smiling pile of poop. The revelation prompted Clorox to tweet, “New emojis are alright but where’s the bleach. [sic]”

This was followed by a poop storm on Twitter. The following is a representative sample of the 985 replies (warning: profanity):

If you haven’t yet figured out what Clorox’s offense was, the CNN piece quotes a second tweet by user IAmPeace(Adrienne) that reads:

Black emojis were added today. Saying this implies you’d rather the emojis be only white, by adding bleach.

Managing to find the Clorox tweet racially offensive takes more than a vivid imagination. It requires paranoia. Sadly Clorox elected to play along, tweeting back:

Seeing racism where none exists has become something of a cottage industry among some blacks and their liberal enablers. For shakedown artists like Jesse Jackson, it’s become a lucrative one.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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