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Posted on 09/10/2020 12:26:23 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly (D) on Thursday apologized for an offensive joke he made in 2018 while discussing his brothers return from space.
Kelly, a retired astronaut, addressed the Boy Scouts of America, Northern New Jersey Council in 2018. During a Q&A portion, Kelly was asked about physiological changes his brother Scott Kelly, also an astronaut, underwent after returning.
Its gotten so bad, that we recently had to release him back into the wild, Mark Kelly quipped, adding, Hes like halfway between an orangutan and a Howler Monkey. Weve even changed his name to Rodrigo. He lives in the woods.
Kelly apologized for the comment in a statement to the Arizona Republic.
"My brother's year in space was really hard on him and we tried to bring some light to his difficult ordeal, but this comment does not do that and I apologize and deeply regret it, he told the newspaper.
The footage was surfaced by businessman Moses Sanchez, a Republican who ran for mayor of Phoenix in 2018.
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I don’t get “the joke”.
We all know Mark Kelly is a lying DEMONcRAT A Hole, but what is apologizing for?
What ever happened to the phrase “It was joke”?
I wish to jump onto this thread of repentance and express my regret for making a joke about my brother back in 1979, when he failed to make the high school football team starting lineup and I told him he should try out for cheerleader instead, because he had the legs for it. It was a bad joke and I apologize profusely.
>>>We all know Mark Kelly is a lying DEMONcRAT A Hole, but what is apologizing for?<<<
We all know Mark Kelly is a lying DEMONcRAT A Hole, but what is HE apologizing for?
WTF? So Howler Monkeys were offended??
Isn’t it racist to call someone a monkey?
McSally is surging.
I am surprised he even bothered to apologize! He a Democrat! he will get a pass because he really means well.
Referring Mexicans to monkeys obviously in not an attempt at suicide because he was only joking.
I don’t get the joke or even the meaning but I also take no offense from it.
Not buying it.
Sounds like he offended “Shootin’ Rodrigo Duterte,” 16th president of the Phillipines.
Duterte stated at a rally in April 2016 that he shot a fellow student who had bullied him about his Visayan origin as well as other students of the same ethnicity, while at San Beda law college. He said “But the truth is, I’m used to shooting people. When we were about to graduate from San Beda, I shot a person.”
His legs weren’t really that good? ;-P
I think the part that got him his Rodrigo is a kind of monkey.
Only if it is a black person. Bush was called a monkey lots of time.
Orangutans everywhere were horrified and incensed by the joke.
They actually discussed burning and looting towns, and murdering humans...but then remembered their manners.
“Captain Kelly, bought any AR-15s lately, on the sly?”
Unfortunately she isn’t.
I was more expecting...
A jew, black dude and muslim walk into a bar...
Not funny, but why is it offensive?
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