She is back. Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate to Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in the 2008 presidential campaign, Sarah Palin, made a huge mistake when she posted a meme using her own 10-year-old son to mock liberal protesters. Palin was furious.
People were terribly offended by Palin’s meme for a number of reasons. The most important one was that she took advantage of her own child, who has Down Syndrome. Instagram removed the meme, because it violated community guidelines, exploiting a child with a disability.
The photo Palin’s meme included “heroic female warriors with the label ‘What protestors (sic) think we see.'” The former governor then contrasted that photo with one of her son Trig. The caption read “What we really see.” She had dressed him in a questionable tee-shirt that read “Homie With An Extra Chromie,” and he was crying uncontrollably in a Walmart store.
Palin was furious that Instagram took down her meme. She said that the company owned by Facebook was censoring her and exhibiting “political bias,” according to The Daily Mail:
‘CENSORSHIP is to sharing opinions as LYNCHING is to justice! Unbelievable. Instagram took down a post of my son Trig acting like a normal kid ~ which I am so proud he can do. My heart soars when Trig proves he’s a “norma”” kid… I can’t even explain how it tickles our whole family. But the intolerant powers-that-be, sitting in a seat of judgement, think not? ‘
The former vice-presidential candidate continued her diatribe:
‘The nauseating, downright evil hypocrisy from their parent company, Facebook, continues ~ but only aimed at commonsense conservatives. When Obama was POTUS, he MOCKED children with Down Syndrome on late night tv, and nary a word of outrage from these same folks. But they’ll censor my post of my most favorite person in the world… Inexplicable.’
Palin was on a roll:
”Unbelievable. And scary. Facebook continues to censor traffic flow to my website, too. Ummm, Zuckerberg, you were in Alaska recently.. did you not learn a thing about Mama Grizzlies when you visited?’
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.