I simply cannot believe that in 2022 the word "monkey," in itself, is somehow considered racist.
Okay, to me, the fact that our leaders had to go and change the name in order to remove the word "monkey" is actually kinda racist in itself.
The World Health Organization announced Monday that it will begin referring to monkeypox as "mpox" due to complaints of "racist and stigmatizing language" over its current name…
"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while ‘monkeypox' is phased out," the UN health agency added.
The move was announced after Politico reported on Tuesday that the WHO planned to destigmatize the decades-old viral animal disease that began spreading in the US.
Senior officials in the Biden administration had privately urged officials at the agency to change the name – and suggested that the US would act unilaterally if it didn't move fast enough, according to the news outlet.
The White House was concerned that the term monkeypox was hampering its vaccination campaign by engendering stigma, particularly among people of color, Politico reported.
This is amazing.
We've got inflation, war in Ukraine, a porous southern border, and many more important things to worry about, but here we have the White House threatening the WHO over the renaming of a virus.
And what do you know, they went and changed the name.
Such great progress we've made in this country!
Now I can finally go get my mpox vaccine (just kidding).
Anyhow, I'll say it again, anyone who thinks the word "monkey" is racist is a racist themselves.
Monkeypox was named after monkeys, not black people!
Cut it out with the racism, lefties!