Hollywood stars, political figures and extra are celebrating the various meanings and origins of their names after a video of GOP Sen. David Perdue mocking vp candidate Kamala Harris’ identify went viral.
“Kamala or Kamala-mala-mala-mala, I don’t know. No matter,” Perdue mentioned throughout a Trump rally in Georgia.
Hours after Twitter customers expressed frustration and disappointment with Perdue’s failure and lack of effort to accurately pronounce Harris’ identify, #MyNameIs started trending on the social media platform.
“#MyNameIs Daniel Dae Hyun Kim, or in Korean, 김대현. It means “nice and highly effective one.” My identify will not be “Macaca” or “Kung Flu.” And @sendavidperdue, her identify will not be “Kamala Mala Mala I Don’t Know No matter.” #Respect. Another reason to vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris,” Daniel Dae Kim tweeted on Saturday.
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Will & Grace star Debra Messing joined the dialog, celebrating her roots. She mentioned that her identify has Polish and Russian origins and that she’s pleased with its roots. Messing additionally took her 140 character to chastise the Georgia senator.
Kal Penn responded to Perdue’s feedback by revealing that Kalpen is definitely his actual first identify and that the stage identify was essential to succeed.
“#MyNameIs Kalpen. I began going by Kal Penn to assist me get a job & am very happy to present @SenDavidPerdue some tips about discovering a brand new one in all his personal,” he mentioned.
Perdue’s failure to accurately pronounce Harris’ first identify isn’t the primary time somebody has obtained backlash. In August, Fox Information host Tucker Carlson received criticism for stressing the inaccurate syllables of the vice presidential nominee’s first identify.
Further figures tweeting the hashtag and sharing sharing the deeper meanings of their first names have been Michelle Kwan, Ilhan Omar, Ted Lieu and extra. See the tweets under.
My opponent, GOP Sen. David Perdue of anti-Semitic assault advert infamy, simply mocked Sen. Harris’ identify as “Kamala-mala-mala-whatever” at a Trump rally.
We’re so a lot better than this. pic.twitter.com/9AvoQK4RdN
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 16, 2020
#MyNameIs Daniel Dae Hyun Kim, or in Korean, 김대현. It means “nice and highly effective one.” My identify will not be “Macaca” or “Kung Flu.”
And @sendavidperdue, her identify will not be “Kamala Mala Mala I Don’t Know No matter.” #Respect. Another reason to vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris.
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) October 18, 2020
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) October 17, 2020
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) October 18, 2020
— Aditya Sood (@adityasood) October 18, 2020
#MyNameIs Talayeh. It means “pioneer” in Persian & comes from the Shahnameh. I’ve felt my share of Othering & racism by folks like @sendavidperdue. I shall be voting for @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris as a result of I do know we’re a nation of immigrants & I’m proud to be one. https://t.co/c06p2uQpLS
— Tala Ashe (@talaashe) October 18, 2020
#MyNameIs Ted W. Lieu. The “W” is brief for “Win-Ping” which in Mandarin means Cloud of Peace.
Additionally, ensure you vote. And in case you are voting by mail, don’t neglect the silly secrecy envelope in case your state requires it.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 17, 2020
#MyNameIs Ilham, I want Ilhan. I by no means preferred the M sound 😜. It means “Inspiration” in Arabic. My father named me Ilham and impressed me to steer a lifetime of service to others.
In his honor I’m voting for an inspirational ticket over determined and maddening one. https://t.co/jSiatHsj2X
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 17, 2020
#MyNameIs Michelle Wing Kwan & in Chinese language pinyin it is pronounced Guan Ying Shan. It means stunning, robust and sensible. What’s not stunning, robust or sensible is mocking ppl for his or her ‘international sounding’ names. Be part of me in voting for @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris as a substitute #Iwillvote
— Michelle Kwan (@MichelleWKwan) October 17, 2020
My nice grandmother’s identify was Kamala. Not “Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, no matter.”#MyNameIs Gautam. It means vibrant gentle. The sort of vibrant gentle a Biden-Harris Administration will symbolize. And that’s the reason #IWillVote.
— Gautam Raghavan (@gauragDC) October 17, 2020
#MyNameIs Nikema. I’ve been on the receiving finish of bigotry and racism due to my identify—like David Perdue’s mockery of @KamalaHarris’ identify. Come November, he can name me #Congresswoman and #iwillvote so he’ll need to name #Kamala Madam Vice President! #OutLoudOnPurpose
— Senator Nikema Williams (@NikemaWilliams) October 18, 2020