Twitter Users Take Offense to Viral Tweet: ‘White People Love Dogs Because They Miss Owning Slaves’

By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times
July 17, 2019 Updated: July 17, 2019

A tweet comparing dogs with slaves has caught the attention of netizens for all the wrong reasons.

“Unpopular opinion: white people love dogs so much because deep down they miss owning slaves. They love the owner and master dynamic, desperate for something to control,” wrote Danielle (@ladypalerider) on Twitter on July 16.

The tweet unleashed a flood of reactions on the social media platform. Many Twitter users took offense to the message.

“Yes because slave owners pet their slaves and gave them affection and let them eat from the table and played ball with them and snuggled them and gave them baths and took care of them,” said a user.

One user commented that the tweet is contributing to division. “People this day in age do not know what’s it’s like to own slaves anyway, that’s a disgusting thing to say. Way to add to the division that the democrats are pushing so much,” said Sean Janicki.

Another user said: “This was possibly the most ill phrased and ill-advised tweet ever made. Except maybe all those “‘Trump will never win’ tweets.”

Politics of Dogs and Cats

An article in Psychology Today says that liberals and conservatives share different emotions towards dogs and cats—even though it doesn’t give any perspective about slaves or related political ideologies.

The report refers to a survey by the U.S.-based Public Policy Polling group that surveyed 603 registered voters about their choice of pets. Six in ten voters or 61 percent of the surveyed voters said they own pets, 52 percent said they preferred dogs, 21 percent said they preferred cats and remaining 27 percent were undecided.

The survey said 86 percent liberals like dogs as compared to conservatives at 77 percent.

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