You may remember that when an unsupervised black toddler wandered into Harambe’s enclosure the great ape was later established to be protecting his young cousin. Nonetheless, Cincinnati zoo officials decided to kill Harambe out of fear that he would harm the child.
Zoo director Thane Maynard deserves every form of nonviolent sabotage thrown at him. Everyone involved in the decision to kill the gentle giant deserves to be fired.
UPDATE: This article was updated after Thane Maynard regained control of his Twitter account.
Everyone is finding their own way to remember Harambe, to help navigate the dark days since the world’s most famous gorilla was killed.
Some people are getting tattoos that pay tribute to the glorious ape, and others are demanding that he is the next president of the United States – even though he is both dead and a monkey.
And now, in an odd act of revenge against Cincinnati Zoo, someone has hacked the Twitter account of the zoo’s director.
You can probably guess the subject of the tweets posted by the imposter.
Having seized control of Thane Maynard’s Twitter account, the hacker changed the profile picture to Harambe and posted a number of tweets explaining his motive (spoiler alert: it was for Harambe).
Tweets that have since been deleted read: ‘I was planning this for a while, so sorry it took so long brother! Have a good time in Heaven. #Harambe’ and ‘Harambe 1, Cincinnati Zoo 0’.
It marks an escalation in the one-sided clash between the zoo and fans of Harambe, which has been passive-aggressive at most.
Mourners of the noble beast have bombarded the zoo’s Twitter accounts with messages, apparently attempting to guilt trip the poor soul who’s in charge of the zoo’s social media.
Congratulation to the hacker. And kudos to those who are shaming the zoo for it’s tragic decision to kill rather than tranquilize the beast.
The mother of the toddler should also be shamed. In fact, she should be prosecuted for child neglect or child endangerment. You have to suspect that if a white mother were involved she would be so charged.
But as we know, blacks are not held to the same standards as whites.