“Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from.”
This statement was written by Ira Madison, a self-described “culture writer” for MTV, and appears to be in response to accusations made by a handful of Democrats who accuse Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) of having racist tendencies.
On Tuesday, Madison accused U.S. attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions of holding his Asian-American granddaughter in his lap during his confirmation hearing for political purposes and took to Twitter to tweet a couple of messages about Sessions.
The Madison tweet: “Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from,” included a photo from the hearing of Sessions holding a granddaughter in his lap.
Another of Madison’s tweets declared, “There is no reason for that child to be in his lap in a hearing other than to send an ‘I’m not racist message.'”
Jeff Sessions has a son-in-law who is of Asian decent.
According to the Washington Examiner, an MTV spokesperson told them in a statement that “the opinions Ira expresses on Twitter are his own and do not reflect the views of MTV News.”
Madison’s tweets were not taken lightly by online conservatives, and he eventually deleted them.
Madison tried to explain away his insults with another tweet.
“I often tell jokes, but seeing as bringing up Sessions’ history of racial hatred of Asians is seen as an attack on his grandchild, I deleted.”
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