The Gypsy Moth is getting a new name because it's 2021 and everything is offensive

Jul 19th

Hey, you.

Yes, you!

Listen up.

This is very serious.

Pay attention!

Yes y'all, it's 2021 so you know we gotta find everything in the world that is offensive and squash it out.

So the Gypsy Moth must go!

This is incredibly lame!

Apparently the term Gypsy is offensive to the Romani people, who have made a name for themselves throughout history as a people who don't like to settle down anywhere and just travel freely because that's how they do.

You've probably heard the term attributed to hippies of this lifestyle, and maybe you've read about these unofficial Gypsies in popular books like Jack Kerouac's On the Road.

But now here we are living in an antiracist's paradise and invasive moths whose larvae can float for miles before returning to the Earth must be renamed because their name actually reflects the group of people they're named after.

Nonsense!

Notice the rhetoric from USA Today: "Don't call this bug a gypsy moth."

Bro, I'll call it whatever I wanna call it!

And I sure as heck ain't gonna call it by its scientific name of "Lymantria dispar."

Find a different hobby, USA Today!


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