The U.S. State Department is facing significant social media backlash Wednesday after posting a tweet pertaining to pronouns.
“Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles,” the department tweeted, inviting people to read a piece posted several months ago on the State Department’s ShareAmerica website.
“Many Americans are including their pronouns on social media profiles or name tags or as part of email signatures. They state them in meetings, whether online or in person, and at other venues,” the piece notes.
Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profile… https://t.co/pNxKE5l4uU
— Department of State (@StateDept)
The tweet, which was posted at noon on Wednesday, has already garnered significant attention, racking up thousands of responses and retweets, while only receiving hundreds of likes as of Wednesday evening.
“This is the DUMBEST thing I’ve ever heard. Embarassing really. As a society its so embarassing this is what’s its come to,” someone tweeted.
“My pronouns are Let’s Go / Brandon. Please chant them only,” another person tweeted.
“How is this an actual thing posted by one of the highest levels of government we have?” someone inquired.
@StateDept @ShareAmerica How is this an actual thing posted by one of the highest levels of government we have? 😂
— Ovaltine Jenkins (@OvltineButrsnps)
“Could we just get the American Christian missionaries being held hostage in Haiti back home?” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted.
“Looking forward to your take on International Don’t Abandon 19 Million Women To The Taliban Day,” Ben Shapiro tweeted.
“If I’m Xi Jinping, I take one look at that tweet and then invade Taiwan… At this rate we should probably just go ahead and learn how to write our pronouns in Mandarin,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr. “Oh yea, btw, what were the pronouns of all the Americans you abandoned to the Taliban?”
“Think of how hard our adversaries are laughing as they read this. In fact this would qualify as stand-up comedy just about anywhere in Asia, Africa or South America,” Dinesh D’Souza tweeted.
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