There’s a hot new trend on the interwebs. Digging deep into everyone’s social media history to find dirt. Which is now resulting in people losing gigs. All because of harmless jokes from ten years back that can’t pass muster in (insert current year here).
Not even ban-happy social media titans are immune from this inquisition. Take this one for example. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is getting tarred and feathered for his own not-so-perfect Twitter history.
Twitter users dug up a handful of tweets posted by the social media platform’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, leading to criticism of his comments.
One tweet in particular led people to accuse the tech giant of being “transphobic.” In a post from 2006 Dorsey called his airplane seat mate a “transvestite.”
“Sat next to a transvestite who immediately ordered a vodka lemonade. Interesting 5 hours,” Dorsey wrote.
The attention comes just weeks after Twitter announced additional stipulations to its Hateful Conduct Policy meant to protect the transgender community. In addition to forbidding any “slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes,” the policy now includes restrictions on “misgendering” or “dead-naming” transgender individuals.
Sat next to a transvestite who immediately ordered a vodka lemonade. Interesting 5 hours.
— jack (@jack) October 7, 2006
Oops. Looks like Jack is about to carry the title of “transphobe” for the rest of his days.
I can’t really say I feel bad for the guy. After all, he brought this deluge of leftist butthurt down upon himself. You know, by playing morality police and monitoring everyone else’s conduct like a schoolhouse tattletale.
The left started this war, now they’re being consumed by it. People like Jack Dorsey are setting a standard nobody can meet, not even themselves. It was only a matter of time before he fell victim to his own creation. Too bad.
Now, the only question is how long until the left starts to sing a different tune about these retroactive witch hunts. Only so many of their comrades can get the boot before they do an about-face and start heading back toward sanity. It’s not so much a matter of if that tipping point happens, but when. We’ll see.
Since we’re talking Twitter: