Twitter users angry with man for posting this and claiming it’s his father

As the fight against racism rages on across the world in the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the USA, people are using various ways to raise awareness against the menace. A twitter user’s strategy to whip up sentiments against racism may have backfired as reactions show that he is in the eye of the storm with several condemnations and criticisms by those who saw his tweet. The twitter user identified as Bearded Sanjay posted a photo of a black kid in a cage flanked by two white girls, said to have been taken in Congo during colonial rule in 1955. Other twitter users felt the man wanted to trend by telling a big lie with his father whom they felt had been insulted by the user, not that the photo was not real. Here is the photo and reactions.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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