British-Chinese comedian Ken Cheng has recently gone viral for his observational tweet in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.
“Terrorism is one of the only areas where white people do most of the work and get none of the credit,” he said on February 16, just two days after the massacre that left 17 dead.
terrorism is one of the only areas where white people do most of the work and get none of the credit
— Ken Cheng (@kenchengcomedy) February 16, 2018
The post garnered over 200,000 likes and 77,000 retweets in just a few short days, proving that the sentiment resonated with a lot of people.
PS I’m not engaging in any political discussions, the only thing I care about is how much this tweet contains NO FAT
— Ken Cheng (@kenchengcomedy) February 19, 2018
Netizens had mixed reactions to his tweet; many applauded his stance…
God DAMN that’s good.
— Kevin Sciretta (@kevinsciretta) February 16, 2018
— Sabre (@sabres_edge) February 17, 2018
Colonizers getting all triggered in the comments lmao
— Michael Von Doom (@mike_the_mighty) February 17, 2018
Tweet of the year pic.twitter.com/qxcZaukP9q
— Geosten 🍀 (@Zen_geo) February 17, 2018
…while others completely disagreed with him.
That’s just factually wrong.
— chalupa batman (@ygeezy88) February 17, 2018
Great generalisation never knew i was a terrorist because of my skin pigment 🖐🏻
— Glasgow Patter (@SpeakGlaswegian) February 17, 2018
Yeah sure racism why not dude why not
— Black Pepe (@Le_DisSandents) February 16, 2018
You should travel the world or pick up a non-echo chamber news source.
— Grant Campbell (@DrGrantCampbell) February 18, 2018
Of course, there were those who responded in a more racist fashion.
Lmao ching chong
— Jeremy Ross (@jebus119) February 17, 2018
go eat a dog.
— Savage Talk Podcast (@SavageTalkP) February 18, 2018
Kind of like how yellow people are the best dog catchers but never get the credit. You guys call it the culinary arts or whatever
— Dr Mantis Toboggan (@TheBigWoodsman) February 19, 2018
Most, however, were just there for the tea.
I meaaaaannnn pic.twitter.com/qexKofnTPB
— rasta (@simtheoracle) February 17, 2018
Ken is shaking the table honey pic.twitter.com/bbtUOLVcyP
— Krystal (@thekrissychula) February 18, 2018
— LEGALIZE (@dangitBibs) February 18, 2018
— kangin’s bartender (@yurisoIos) February 17, 2018