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Jill Stein Tweeted About Harambe and the Internet Had a Field Day

If you have thus far remained blissfully unaware of the meme-ization of Harambe, the gorilla killed by the Cincinnati Zoo months ago to save a young boy’s life… good.

It’s really one of the dumbest memes in recent history, and anyone who brings up Harambe in any context is going to just open those floodgates:

Oh dear.

See, Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein tweeted about her statement from a while back about the shooting of Harambe, in which she said, “The killing of Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo highlights the need to adopt stronger legal protections for the rights of animals… Harambe was killed by a zoo which raises revenues by selling tickets to see captive animals, including primates. While good emergency staff training might have prevented such a catastrophic outcome, the Green Party believes that captivity for such entertainment is ethically wrong and fundamentally exploitive and should be illegal.”

But thanks to the meme-ing of Harambe, everyone kind of flipped out:

And apparently it’s shocking that tweeting about a meme gets you more attention than talking about policy:

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