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New Twitter CEO called out as his inflammatory 2010 tweet resurfaces

New Twitter CEO called out as his inflammatory 2010 tweet resurfaces

Parag Agrawal, the brand new Twitter CEO, has been hit with racism claims after a 2010 tweet resurfaced wherein he seems to name all white folks racist.

 

In the tweet shared on October 26, 2010, Parag Agrawal, an Indian-American, wrote: “If they are not gonna make a distinction between Muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between white people and racists?”

 

 

The tweet was apparently quoting comic Aasif Mandvi, who had appeared in an episode of The Daily Show in a section pitting black folks in opposition to Muslim folks.

 

The tweet resurfaced on Monday November 29, after Agrawal, 45, was named the brand new CEO of Twitter as Dorsey formally introduced he’s stepping down from the corporate. 

 

Reacting to Parag’s outdated tweet, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, wrote: “This is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new CEO and the person who’s going to be deciding what kind of speech is allowed on Twitter.”

 

Mia Cathell, a information editor for the Post Millenial, commented that Parag apparently doesn’t know tips on how to scrub his tweets after the tweet resurfaced.

 

 

 

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