Singer John Legend isn’t happy with a particular term for a person who is in another country illegally:
Quit calling human beings “illegal aliens”. They’re people. They’re our friends, neighbors and co-workers. They’re dreamers & lovers
— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 5, 2017
MC Hammer and others agreed that you can’t touch the term “illegal alien,” or even “alien”:
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) September 7, 2017
I was just talking about how that use of the word Alien seriously bothers me ! https://t.co/YtjEWKt0nc
— Jerlisa Fontaine (@_JujuFontaine) September 7, 2017
Just the word “alien” is so damn offensive adding illegal is even worse https://t.co/gX0uaP1zG3
— Felicia Fonseca (@FonsecaFelicia) September 7, 2017
Not even the term “alien” is acceptable? That could be a problem for people like Legend who use the term “DREAMers”:
Hey Genius: In the term ‘DREAMER,” what’s the “A” stand for?
I’ll give you a hint: It sounds like ALIEN. https://t.co/alUKL0rFo6
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) September 7, 2017
Democrats had better get to work changing that acronym, not to mention the dictionary.
illegal (adj): forbidden by law
alien (noun): belonging to a foreign country
Sorry John, Merriam Webster doesn’t care about your feelings. https://t.co/imjlzt9u8y
— Aaron J. Carpenter (@aaronjcarpenter) September 6, 2017
I agree that they are friends, neighbors and co-workers. How does that change the fact they are in the country illegally. A fact is a fact. https://t.co/OybfMm6Xih
— Dan murphy (@TheMurphSC68) September 7, 2017
They’re human illegal aliens.
I’ll wager that you hang out with absolutely none of them. https://t.co/Ey43u7I4FJ
— Greg Cougar (@NonLiberalPAer) September 7, 2017
— Jason Heard (@jheard15) September 7, 2017
One who steals is a thief. One who rapes is a rapist. One who is here from another country without permission is an illegal alien. https://t.co/lt1NA7pzcG
— Mr. X (@stillglomar) September 7, 2017
— craigy d (@MrDavies_1) September 7, 2017
Laying it on a bit thick, Johnny… https://t.co/ndHPwCYj9h
— Pure Michigan Girl (@PureMichGirl) September 7, 2017
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