These Undocumented People Can Teach Us All How to Handle and Shut Down Haters with Humor
The folks at Define American aren’t letting xenophobic Twitter users off the hook. In their version of Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets segment, the organization got undocumented people to sit down and respond to some of the most ridiculous and hateful tweets they could find. Check out Mean Tweets: Undocumented and Unafraid Edition as they put the most ignorant, anti-immigrant tweets on blast. *sips tea* *grabs popcorn* ?
It all starts with this tweet about China’s wall and how great it works.
“I don’t know why people think Trump’s plan is so crazy. China built a wall and they have almost no illegal Mexicans.”
Yeah. It’s going to be one of those videos.
This Latina fired back at a tweet by conservative writer Ann Coulter.
“I thought they were supposed to ‘melt.’ 94+ languages spoken in Kentucky.”
“You know, it’s actually a really good thing to speak more than one language,” was this Latina’s response to Ann Coulter’s tweet. “It actually makes you smarter. You should look into that.”
There was some serious knowledge dropped on these Twitter users.
“Make it a FELONY to hire #IllegalAliens. No free lunches for their kids, no welfare benefits, no free college tuition etc. They will leave.”
“I have no [student] loans to pay off because I had to pay that shit up front,” one of the tweet readers counters.
Because undocumented immigrants don’t qualify for welfare or any kind of benefits. #WordsMatter
And some Twitter users were schooled in the difference between immigration and sneaking into a concert.
“If you sneak into an event without a ticket, you will be asked to leave. Every one knows that. #IllegalImmigration”
“This country is not a concert.”
Define American is launching a film festival just before the Iowa caucuses that is focused sharing immigrant stories.
— Hola Iowa (@HolaIowa) January 13, 2016
Credit: @HolaIowa / Twitter
The Define American Film Festival is going down Jan. 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Des Moines Arts Center. If this Mean Tweets video is any indication of what the film festival is going to be like, then it is going to be LIT.
Watch the full Mean Tweets video below:
Credit: Define American / YouTube
What do you think about the tweets? Share this story with your friends and keep the conversation going!
Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org