Georgia Republican, Senator David Perdue is facing heat from social media users and Kamala Harris supporters after he purposely mispronounced the vice-presidential candidate’s name.
At the Trump rally, Perdue referred to Harris as “Ka-MAL-a (sic), Ka-MAL-a or Kamala, Kamala, Ka-mala, -mala, -mala, I don’t know, whatever,” and in response received laughter from the crowd.
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A spokeswoman from Perdue’s campaign defended the candidate and made a statement to CNN.
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In her 2019 memoir, “The Truths We Hold,” Kamala says her name is pronounced “‘comma-la,’ like the punctuation mark.”
“First, my name is pronounced ‘comma-la,’ like the punctuation mark. It means ‘lotus flower,’ which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture. A lotus grows underwater, its flower rising above the surface while its roots are planted firmly in the river bottom.”
#mynameis— Jahana Hayes (@JahanaHayesCT) October 18, 2020
Jahana /juh-ha’-nuh/ (noun):
(1) smart, strong, compassionate leader;
(2) Congresswoman, teacher, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend- who imagines a better future for all
(3)true representative of the ppl
S/O to all the women gifted with beautiful ethnic names pic.twitter.com/biqwzlSkE0
#MyNameIs Eric. My first name in Chinese was “Liang”, which means “bright”.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) October 18, 2020
As a child immigrant to the US, I chose my name Eric because it’s the only (boy) name spelled out whole in the word ‘America’.
I stand w/ #KamalaHarris.#DavidPerdue is disgusting. #Vote for @ossoff. https://t.co/5T9RyorHY1
Scrolling through #MyNameIs at the end of a long day & it’s giving me life.💜— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) October 18, 2020
My name is Maya (magic/illusion) Lakshmi (goddess of beauty & wealth).
People mispronounce my names all the time, but you can’t tell me nothin’. I know who I am.
Show these folks who we are. #VOTE
#MyNameIs “Crushed Turquoise” translated from the Keres language. Like the color of the sky or a deep blue ocean. Before colonization, women were equals and I strive to be a voice for them. This is likely above Sen. Perdue’s head. #IWillVote— Deb Haaland (@DebHaalandNM) October 18, 2020
#MyNameIs Anatole Elonzo. Means "from the east, rising sun" & "ready for battle". As a kid, some mocked & I even heard Tylenol & "Faggot-ol" a time or a dozen.— Anatole Jenkins (@AnatoleJenkins) October 18, 2020
Men like @sendavidperdue have only made me MORE proud of my name. And call me "Faggot-ol" now, I might kick your ass. https://t.co/arewLlXMT5
#MyNameIs Mimi. It’s pronounced MeMe (not MyMy or MiiMii) & it means I’m done worrying about whether older men will underestimate me because of my name (as they often do) & instead I just say- go ahead & underestimate me! 😉— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) October 19, 2020
#MyNameIs Merav. It means “Much Water.” I was born in a drought year much like the one Wyoming is in right now, but the night I was born it finally rained and the drought was broken.— Dr. Merav Ben-David (@MBenDavid2020) October 18, 2020
Wyoming is experiencing a drought of good leadership - one I’ll break when I am in the Senate☂️.
My great grandmother’s name was Kamala. Not “Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, whatever.”#MyNameIs Gautam. It means bright light. The kind of bright light a Biden-Harris Administration will represent. And that is why #IWillVote.— Gautam Raghavan (@gauragDC) October 17, 2020
Join me & make a plan at https://t.co/M8JYgEwDe2. https://t.co/B1JTEbaEYx