A doctor came under heavy fire for what social media users called out as “ethnic stereotyping” in a post about Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Emily Porter, whose Twitter bio describes her as a “Doctor, mother, wife, daughter,” wondered in a tweet this week how the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases doesn’t act out in response to all the “unwarranted verbal abuse” he has been subject to.
It is not clear what Porter was responding to specifically, but her comment followed Fauci’s appearance before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he, once again, locked horns with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and others.
At one point during Tuesday’s meeting, Fauci was overheard on a hot mic calling Republican Sen. Roger Marshall a “moron.”
“Fauci is an Italian from Brooklyn. I promise you he knows a guy,” Porter tweeted. “How he resists calling said guy after all this unwarranted verbal abuse is beyond me.”
Fauci is an Italian from Brooklyn. I promise you he knows a guy. How he resists calling said guy after all this unwarranted verbal abuse is beyond me.
— Emily Porter, M.D. (@dremilyportermd) January 12, 2022
Her words sparked immediate backlash on Twitter where she was raked over the coals for seeming to suggest President Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor is “connected with violent mobsters.”
Always nice to see casual ethnic stereotyping. Maybe next Dr. Porter will tell us a colorful story about other people from New York knowing how to get good deals on things.
— TheAveragePM (@AveragePm) January 13, 2022
Well this isn’t very PC.
— Dadx2 (@Dave99117584) January 12, 2022
I encourage you to reconsider your messaging here.
“(Name) is an (ethnicity/country of origin) from (location). I promise you he knows a guy. How he resists calling said guy after all this unwarranted verbal abuse is beyond me.”
It’s completely inappropriate.
— Sheryl Recinos MD (@MdSheryl) January 12, 2022
Breaking: Emily Porter MD reports that Fauci is connected with violent mobsters.
— Jack (@oaaselect) January 13, 2022
This is a horrible thing to say. Does your employer know you traffic in offensive stereotypes?
— SFC B (@tearec) January 12, 2022
Yikes. I winced. What a crass thing to say.
— Independent (@centristswin) January 12, 2022
Weirdly, we Italians don’t often go out of our way to engage in organized physical violence, regardless of what the TV tells you. https://t.co/ND9jIngFOO
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) January 13, 2022
Fauci is an Italian from Brooklyn. I promise you has an overpowering urge to jump up and announce “It’s-a me, Tony! I love spaghetti and-a meatball! I need-a mushroom for my pizza, better go to the Mushroom Kingdom and get-a some!” and then disappear into a pipe to fight Koopas https://t.co/FV3jOWwkCA
— John Tabin (@johntabin) January 13, 2022
Uh, log off lady. Imagine thinking this is a good tweet.
— SuburbanDad_Defiant! (@JonQuays) January 13, 2022
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