Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Accused Of Posting Racist Anti-Asian Tweet
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) baffled Twitter users on Sunday writing a post disparaging Asian-Americans amidst a deadly rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes in the Untied States.
I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games. Ain’t America great?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 3, 2021
“I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to [MLB] games,” the former governor said. The comment section of the former governor’s tweet was filled with several condemnations of the message as ‘overtly racist.’ Some of Huckabee’s former colleagues were deeply distraught by the governor’s comments.
Mike, I’ve shared a meal with you at your beautiful table. I’ve heard you profess Christ as Lord. This is entirely antithetical to the gospel.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) April 4, 2021
Beth Moore, a Texas Evangelist and author, said the comments are not fitting for someone who claims to be a religious leader.
You are such an awful, hateful person. After beginning my adulthood attending seminary, people like you and all of you evil evangelicals are what drove me to finally abandoned the church and simply rely on my own faith. Any institution that generates such hatred is an abomination
— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) April 4, 2021
In a statement soon after, the former governor said, “I don’t take Twitter or myself that seriously but I do take gospel seriously. I truly wish you only joy & continued blessings.”