There comes a time in every nasty Asian Murder Hornet’s life when it realizes that the name it bears is politically incorrect. No little, or giant as the case may be, stinging insect wants to be the bane of modern wokeism.
We live in incredibly stupid times. https://t.co/iLMUDp0Ul4
— Fred the Great (@fredontwittur) July 26, 2022
Yeah, this is no joke. There is just so much in a name. Calling an insect Asian, for instance, may lead one to believe that it comes from Asia. Even if it did come from Asia, that wouldn’t make it ok to reference Asia in the namesake of such a feared an unappreciated bug.
The Entomological Society of America announced a new, more general, name for the pesky giant stinger in an effort to avoid negative association with a specific geographic area. Everyone will now be on the terrified lookout for the “Northern giant hornet.”
Sorry, bug people. Most of us will keep calling it “murder hornet.” “Northern giant hornet” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. #murderhornet https://t.co/8uHpureHSe
— Cheryl T. 🖖🏼 (@G8rgrrlCheryl) July 26, 2022
Who would have guessed that it is socially taboo to identify a hornet by its region of origin. Is there anything PC culture isn’t bothered by? Was it really ok to stereotype everyone of these poor creatures as murderous? Maybe not.
Let me guess: the word “murder” is racist.
— Extreme group 🤣 (@RoyBetsy2) July 26, 2022
Honestly, there has to be more creative ideas out there for the name change.
Murder Hornet renamed “Insane Unstoppable Serial Killer Slaughter Hornet.”https://t.co/9OjrrLvIFP
— Gabby Hayes (@RealGabbyHayes) July 27, 2022
“The not-Asian Murder Hornet”
— Big K (@mikezilla1986) July 27, 2022
Be assured that the Northern Giant Hornet is no less menacing with it’s new moniker. People intend to continue despising the hornet, whatever it is called.
They can name them whatever they want, I’m still going to discriminate against those insect bastards https://t.co/g5EyzIohH8
— SarahTheRoma🇺🇸 (@T00thpasteW0rds) July 26, 2022
The next time you are screaming in fear and running for your life from an aggressive 2 inch, stinging, hornet, for the sake of humanity – please remember to use the politically corrected terminology.