John McCain Calling Iran's President a "Monkey": Is It Racist?
The safe bet is to never call anyone a "monkey" in any context.
Senator John McCain didn't play it safe yesterday, when he described Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as one.
Here's the "tweet" in question, which sparked the accusations of racism:
So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space - wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space" news.yahoo.com/iran-launches-...
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013
McCain "tweeted" that he was simply making a joke, but not everyone was buying it. This morning's question: is it racist?
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