On Saturday, the day after Trump won the presidency, a white woman posted a photo of herself holding a gun and wearing a camouflage jacket with the caption, “Don’t let Trump stop white folks from being racist on social.”
She was among dozens of white people who shared the photo online.
On Sunday, she posted a second picture with the message, “If I have to shoot a white person, I’ll do it right here.”
The photo had more than 30,000 retweets and shares, but many commenters accused the woman of inciting racism.
The post has been shared more than 20,000 times since it was published Saturday.
It was first reported by the National Post.
“She is literally inciting white people to act violently toward blacks and Latinos,” said one person.
“If she had a gun she would have been shooting at black people right then.”
Another wrote, “She needs to be taken off the internet.
It is not ok to encourage people to commit violence towards people of colour.
She should be suspended and banned from the internet.”
White people aren’t the only ones who are using social media to vent their anger.
On Friday, an Alabama woman posted the image of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “I love black people, too.”
She also posted a video of herself yelling, “Stop killing me.”
On Sunday afternoon, a tweet from a user called, “Why don’t you start taking these racist threats seriously?,” followed by, “You’re white.”
In response, another user wrote, “@womensrighttoday @WhitePeopleUnited @whiteyprincess @danielpoe @joshbobg @womansrighttoday I’m a white guy, too.
I love black and Latino people too.
If you want to live in peace, don’t disrespect our history.
You can have your racist, hateful and ignorant opinions, but if you want a peaceful, loving community, that’s up to you.”
The Twitter user who posted the photo and video, which has more than 40,000 followers, has not responded to a request for comment.
In response to the backlash, a spokesperson for the White House told CBC News, “There are a range of ways to express yourself, but it’s never appropriate to threaten violence against a group of people for their race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.”