Just like Tupac and Biggie, the world refuses to forget the unfortunate death of Harambe the gorilla. Unlike the famously deceased MCs, Harambe can’t drop mixtapes from the grave, but internet trolls everywhere can make sure that his name lives on.
Over the past few weeks, the Cincinnati Zoo’s Twitter page posted pictures of zoo animals with cute facts. However, every picture they’ve recently posted has been met with Harambe trolls.
Take a look at this commenter who shut down the zoo’s attempt to promote a sale.
Or this troll who doesn’t care how many vertebrae the yellow pond turtle has.
And these Harambe fans who have no time for other cute animals.
Although these memes and comments are surely done in jest, the Cincinnati Zoo is less than impressed. Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo director, told the Associated Press how Harambe memes upset the staffers at the zoo.
"We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe," Maynard said. "Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honoring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us."
OK, we hear you. But you know who isn’t healing? Harambe. #NeverForget
(Photo: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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