We don’t recall anyone complaining about the fireworks for Joe Biden’s inauguration, but this Independence Day is seeing a lot of anti-firework tweets. Fireworks are white supremacist, intimidating to people of color, and they give wild animals panic attacks. Plus there’s the pollution, and according to National Geographic, that pollution hits vulnerable people and communities of color the hardest:
Scientists found that vulnerable people and communities of color are disproportionately exposed to air pollution from firework celebrations https://t.co/L0FQgthTAK
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) July 4, 2021
We just learned last week from Sen. Ed Markey that the sun is racist, and “extreme heat is a justice issue.”
It never ends with the ridiculous headlines about race. Give it a rest.
— JG3 (@JayGree26264572) July 4, 2021
Busted out laughing at this one😂😂😂
— Connor Miller (@connormillzz) July 4, 2021
Honestly, I am a scientist and this is beyond ridiculous.
— Simo (@Simoinfinite) July 4, 2021
NatGeo, how far you have fallen.
— Good Boy (@DogeBuyGood) July 5, 2021
What happened to the old Nat Geo, where we talked about animals and how amazing they are?
— ZonnEHbrand (@Zonnebrand1) July 4, 2021
I will never buy another one of your magazines or watch any of your shows.
— Friendship 7 (@applyhere) July 5, 2021
— Wendy 🐞 (@Weedypi) July 5, 2021
More 'vulnerable people and communities of color' have been disproportionately killed in Chicago this week alone than will be exposed to fireworks pollution nationwide.
— B.R. Kelley (@indmutation) July 4, 2021
If communities of color are disproportionately exposed to fireworks pollution, especially from illegal fireworks, then communities of color are disproportionately using illegal fireworks. Nothing discriminatory here.
— Dan DeWilde (@dandewilde) July 5, 2021
Wait. So I, a brown Latino man and my fellow Minority friends have been disproportionately targeting ourselves this whole time with racist smoke from fireworks? pic.twitter.com/9QJIiOMSj0
— Dee Mendez (@FalconArrow__) July 5, 2021
I feel like you have the first eleven words of this as a pre-written prompt and then spin a wheel to decide how to finish it.
— Bipothemo (@bipothemo) July 5, 2021
We live in a damn South Park episode.
— Felipe (@PXM_2_SD) July 5, 2021
— Agustín Aquino (@Agustin079) July 5, 2021
Omg. Just stop🤦♀️
— Jill Toussaint (@tous2005) July 5, 2021
— Absolute Artworks (@AbsoluteArtwork) July 5, 2021
— Michael-Paul (@muneeymike) July 4, 2021
So what, the pollution seeks out people and communities of color? GTFO of here with your divisive garbage.
— Kimmy (@MsKimmyThompson) July 4, 2021
This is some nice race baiting, @NatGeo. Good job!
— S (@Smuddie) July 5, 2021
Shut up already… we are here for the animal info not your propaganda BS… let your left wing rest a bit, it’s got to be exhausted.
— FREEiAM (@RoyaltyTheKing) July 5, 2021
— Agent Mars (@JosephKeener14) July 5, 2021
— Star (@nonamestar24) July 5, 2021
— Beach Head B82 (@GungHoB82) July 5, 2021
My kids will never believe me when I tell them National Geographic used to be an awesome magazine documenting phenomena in nature and animals.
— blergh (@obsolutdisgrace) July 5, 2021
‘Not in my neighborhood!!’: Resident calls cops because fireworks are ‘a literal call to white supremacy’ and intimidating to BIPOC https://t.co/Sb7BMG9L0i
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2021