On Sunday, Fox News was among the many outlets to report the news that President Obama's oldest daughter Malia had announced her intention to attend Harvard University after taking a gap year. While it may seem hard for the average person to find something wrong with that, a group of racists online readers did just that.
Proving that nothing is off limits when it comes to bigoted attacks on the First Family, the comments section of the article on Malia's college plans became so filled with racism and hate that Fox had to shut the page down. While Fox News is certaintly critical of President Obama and the Democratic party, they could not go along with the hate-filled comments section.
The comments are no longer visible after the page was shut down, but thanks to addictinginfo.com screenshots are available online.
Says one commenter, "Another academically challenged affirmative-action parasite steals a place form a qualified White or Asian student." Another adds, "We will love to know how did she score on her gpa? 1K points for her skin color, 200 Affirmative Action and the rest from her last name." Some are far more overtly hateful, "I wonder if she applied as a MuDslime..or a foreign student..or just a N***er."
The irony of many of these comments, is that their spelling and grammar prove that many of the people who wrote them probably failed to graduate high school, let alone get accepted to one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Meanwhile, many others have taken to twitter to criticize those who took to the comments section to attack a young woman:
If you truly want to understand what's wrong with this country, go read the comments on Fox news about Malia Obama attending Harvard.— Brian Ambrozy (@primesuspect) May 4, 2016
How 'bout we build a wall around hatemongers? Vile Racism Forces Fox News To Close Comments On Malia Obama Article https://t.co/pNh7GelBVd— Nichole Bazemore (@nicholebazemore) May 2, 2016
This is not the first time racists have attacked Malia. The bright teen has been scrutinized for everything from what she does in spare time to how she dresses.
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