A 'Monkey-Themed Banana Holder' is at the centre of a racism row in Hutto, Texas

Previously on The USA is Not a Serious Country — A Monkey-Themed Banana Holder Is Tearing a Texas City Apart:

“I believe the mayor has some racist tendencies that I think should be really alarming to the citizens he claims to represent,” Brian Thompson, one of two Black members of the seven-seat Hutto council, told The Daily Beast last week.

Calderone insisted that her gift’s monkey theme had no racial implications. Snyder apologized for offending anyone but claimed he wasn’t even aware of the monkey trope, and insisted that he was not racist.

Sure, Jan. Who the hell has a banana holder? They do just fine on a table or in a bowl. And for a whole bunch? Grow up.

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