Patrick J. Adams jumps to Meghan Markle's defence following racist comments

Patrick J. Adams jumps to Meghan Markle's defence following racist comments

Patrick J. Adams jumps to Meghan Markle's defence following racist comments

A Republican congressional candidate has been kicked off Twitter over a racist post about actress and soon-to-be royalty Meghan Markle.

It's not the first time that racists have made Meghan Markle their target since her relationship with Prince Harry was revealed. Along with the image was this tweet: "Honey does this tie make my face look pale?"

The Cheddar Man reconstruction was made after new DNA analysis of the oldest complete skeleton found in Britain suggests he had dark skin and dark, curly hair.

Businessman and GOP candidate Paul Nehlen has been accused of racism after superimposing a picture of a black ancient Briton onto a picture of Meghan Markle.

"You're a sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class. Get a life", actor Patrick J. Adams wrote on Twitter.

"Way above your weight class".

Nehlan has been described as a'defiant mouthpiece for the racist alt-right and is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin
Nehlan has been described as a'defiant mouthpiece for the racist alt-right and is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin

The Friday tweet, the latest in Nehlen's history of incendiary statements, appears to have been prompted by recent revelations that early British inhabitants are believed to have been dark-skinned.

"Nehlen defended his post with another tweet saying he was making a joke about articles that "'science" to "prove' whites never existed".

Since then, Nehlen's account has been suspended by Twitter, possibly also because of anti-Semitism, according to The Washington Post.

It might not be shocking to note that Nehlen is a Trump supporter, self-proclaimed "constitutional conservative", white supremacist, and member of the alt-right who has been backed by Steve Bannon in the last election, which he handily lost to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. "It's not a laughing matter, so I chose to laugh about it", he wrote.

In January, he appeared on the radio show of David Duke, a former KKK Grand Wizard, where he said he faced criticism for his political campaign because "Jews control the media".

"For Twitter, reining in abusive content has posed a challenge as the company has touted itself as the ultimate place for free speech and open debate", reported NPR's Alina Selyukh in 2016, noting that the 2016 presidential election cycle was "marked by a flood of sexist, racist, anti-Semitic and threatening commentary".

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