Republicans criticized Black Lives Matter (BLM), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and corporate America for refusing to condemn the “Uncle Tim” slur to black Sen.
In the wake of his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, leftists on Twitter began using the hashtag “Uncle Tim” in reference to Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate.
Democrats, who claim to be the only party to stand up for black Americans, have also reportedly remained silent on using the hashtag “Uncle Tim,” a play on the derogatory racial caricature Uncle Tom’s name presents black people as subservient.
Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, called out the hypocrisy of so-called “woke” corporate America.
The racial slur “Uncle Tim” was trending on Twitter for 12 hours unhindered, despite the social media giant’s policy that bans all forms of racism on its microblogging platform.
“It’s backward to fight discrimination with different discrimination,” he added before “Uncle Tim” had even begun to pick up steam on Twitter.
That comment likely triggered or at least helped to spark the vitriol that followed on Twitter, with leftists doubling down and calling him “Uncle Tim” over and over again.