Twitter allowed the hashtag “Uncle Tim” to trend on its platform after Sen. Tim Scott gave a brilliant rebuttal to Biden’s first Congressional address. Twitter eventually blocked the trending topic after promoting it to viral status first.
“This is in line with our policies on Trends… to promote healthy conversations on Twitter. This means that at times, we may not allow or may temporarily prevent content from appearing in Trends until more context is available.”
“Uncle Tim” is trending on Twitter right now because apparently it’s okay to use racist epithets as long as they’re directed at a Republican.
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 29, 2021
He also corrected the constantly Democrat misgivings on the recent elections reform bill passed in Georgia.
Republican Senator Tim Scott defends Georgia’s new voting law, while calling a Democratic-backed election overhaul a “Washington power grab”
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 29, 2021
The Republican Senator enraged the Left during the height of his rebuttal in which he claimed, definitively, and without hesitation, that, “America is not a racist country.”
“I get called Uncle Tom and the N word by progressives…I know firsthand, our healing is not finished,” Sen. Tim Scott says in GOP rebuttal of President Biden’s address to Congress, adding later, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.” pic.twitter.com/EOet8AriSb
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 29, 2021
Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) April 29, 2021
Despite his defense of America and the lack of racism, progressives on the Left seemed to prove him wrong. Online liberals erupted online with anti-black slurs, often referring to Scott as “Uncle Tim, ” a reference from the Harried Beecher Stowe novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
The “Uncle Tim” hashtag went viral on twitter, eventually becoming a nationwide trending topic. Twitter did nothing to throttle the racist taunts until Conservatives finally took notice.
Many conservatives slammed the social media giant for their blatant hypocrisy of allowing racism against Sen. Scott simply because he is a Republican.
Twitter is still out here going out of its way to make racist attacks against GOP Sen. Tim Scott go viral. Apparently they want him to suffer for the crime of upstaging Biden via a highly effective speech. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/zwXYyowdIX
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 29, 2021
Not only does this not violate Twitter’s hate speech policy they’re actually allowing it as a trending topic
Says a lot about the left, doesn’t it? https://t.co/Xr4g3SNkz6
— Will Ricciardella (@WillRicci) April 29, 2021
It’s because Twitter is run by left-wing Democrats who believe hatred of Republicans justifies any and all behavior. The entire platform revolves around attacking Republicans. https://t.co/hfX2FULcMY
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 29, 2021
“We’re out here calling Tim Scott an Uncle Tom to prove to him that we are in fact a very racist country”
Doing great, guys.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2021
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 29, 2021
Scott said in his speech that he had experienced a “different kind of intolerance,” or racism directed at him from the left.
“I get called “Uncle Tom” and the N-word — by ‘progressives’! By liberals!”
Author: Mitchell Salvo