Kenyans Mock CNN with #SomeoneTellCNN After They Report Kenya as ‘Terror Hotbed’
President Obama is visiting Kenya this week, and CNN has been reporting today on how the region is a “hotbed of terror” (referring to al-Shabaab militants in East Africa).
Kenyans on Twitter, however, took offense and immediately got the mocking hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN trending worldwide. Here are highlights from the tweeting:
#someoneTellCNN the Hotbed of terrorism is the fastest growing economy in the world
— Private Developer™ (@RafahyEl) July 23, 2015
— Mesh (@MutongaWambui) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN Obama is still coming regardless of Kenya being a "hotbed for terror". Their opinion don't matter ✌✌
— Kwamboka (@YvonneNyamao) July 23, 2015
— Ωjiriħ Mågµ (@NjirihMagu) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN that Obama is visiting a Terror-hot bed country in East Africa…coming from a terror-hot bed in the West.
— Baba Nanii™ (@BabaNanii_) July 23, 2015
— Njenga Hakeenah™ (@Hakeenah) July 23, 2015
— #DefendKenya (@durkchild) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN It is obnoxious,cantankerous,belligerent 2 besmirch KE.This has caused consternation,discomposure & discomfiture of spirits
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) July 23, 2015
— Patrick Muhereza (@patrezah) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN I don't get why international journalists always report negative things about Africa. Africa is NOT what you think!
— X-tian Dela (@xtiandela) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN that calling victims of terror a terror hotbed is like calling a victim of sexual assault a rape hotbed
— Mkamzee Mwatela (@MkamzeeMwatela) July 23, 2015
— Kamakil (@Kamakil) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN that there more killings in one day in NYC than the whole year in Nairobi, and our Police don't kill blacks for sport!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DBK017) July 23, 2015
— KENYA PICS (@KENYAPICS) July 23, 2015
It would be prudent to note that we are not a backward banana republic but a highly informed & analytical nation.
— Julie Gichuru (@JulieGichuru) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN they have their own agenda in bringing Africa down.If you have nothing to report we'll help you.You won't derail our vision
— Chris Kirubi (@CKirubi) July 23, 2015
— SokoAnalyst (@SokoAnalyst) July 23, 2015
And on top of all that, Kenya’s interior minister today called on CNN to apologize “if it was civilized enough.”
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