Purveyors of social justice on Twitter have claimed another scalp.
Mark Burns, a black pastor and Trump surrogate, tweeted Monday a cartoon of Clinton in blackface, wearing a shirt reading, “No hot sauce, no peace!”, reports the Washington Post. In the cartoon, Clinton says “I ain’t no ways tired of pandering to African-Americans.”
Clinton also holds an anti police sign.
“Black Americans, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES and letting me use you again..See you again in 4 years,” Burns tweeted parodying Clinton.
A predictable onslaught of criticism, some of which labeled Burns a racist, followed the post. At first Burns defended the picture, declaring that it was meant to show how Clinton panders to the black community.
“The picture is designed to do draw attention to the very fact that Hillary Clinton do pander after black groups, after black people,” Burns said to MSNBC. “She does pander, and the policies are not good for African Americans.”
Hours later, Burns deleted the tweet and apologized for the picture, saying “I regret the offensiveness of the black face.”
“Obviously many people were offended by my tweet and it was not at all my intention … I really am a shepherd to God’s people and the last thing I would want to do is offend people,” Burns said.
He said that he did not regret the message.
“I still stand by what the image represents but I think that, you know, I should have used better judgment,” Burns said via Periscope.
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