Maya Angelou Passes Away, Right Wingers Spew Hatred and Racism
Beloved American poet Maya Angelou passed away today at age 86.
Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide general readership, died on Wednesday in her home. She was 86 and lived in Winston-Salem, N.C.
And of course, right on cue, wingnuts on Twitter erupted with their trademark racist rage.
Maya Angelou dead! How will the country function without an angry socialist poet who hated America and all it stands for? #tcot
What is the Vegas over/under on Obama marking Maya Angelou's passing with a selfie pretending to be reading one of her books? #tcot
Maya Angelou passed away. I figure Ovamit will call for flags at half mast and national mourning. But NOTHING for #Benghazi !!!
To all the so-called “conservatives” upset that we aint crying about Maya Angelou: Toughen up: if u play nice you'll continue to lose #tcot
TOO SICKENING TO EMBED. (This may be a “parody” account in which case it’s a complete FAIL—this type of “parody” is just an excuse to post racist shit)
RIP Maya Angelou, most overrated poet of our time. #tcot
Obama has turned America into the “Caged Bird” Obama supporter Maya Angelou was writing about. #tcot
Obamas favorite quote by Maya Angelou: “Pass the crackpipe nigga, I need to get high!” #tcot
I can see RIP Maya Angelou becoming a national holiday now that the federal gov't is run by black supremacists/racists/fascists/etc… #tcot