National Geographic posted a tweet on Independence Day saying fireworks are racist because they affect communities of color.
There is absolutely no proof to support this theory.
The junk scientists behind this nonsense also did not take into consideration the thousands of communities, including rural towns, where fireworks are a 4th of July tradition. The people there are not affected by the smoke for some reason; apparently only minorities in cities.
National Geographic’s tweet was met with swift criticism from Twitter users who branded it unnecessarily divisive and decried the outlet for putting a damper on the holiday.
‘It never ends with the ridiculous headlines about race. Give it a rest,’ one critic replied to National Geographic.
‘What happened to the old Nat Geo, where we talked about animals and how amazing they are?’ another added.
A third critic wrote: ‘Honestly, I am a scientist and this is beyond ridiculous.’
‘LET US ENJOY THE DAMN FIREWORKS,’ a fourth tweeted.