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The Washington Post's opinions editor has been accused of inciting violence after posting her inflammatory tweet on Sunday. There are calls for her to be fired, but The Post has not publicly responded
The Washington Post's opinions editor has been accused of inciting violence for tweeting that white women are 'lucky' black people are 'just calling them Karen's and not calling for revenge'.
Karen Attiah posted the tweet on Sunday, saying: 'The lies and tears of white women hath wrought; the 1921 Tulsa massacre, murder of Emmett Till, exclusion of black women from feminist movements, 53% of white women voting for Trump.
'White women are lucky that we are just calling them Karens. And not calling for revenge.'
Later, in her comments section, she doubled down on the remark, saying: 'I'm just saying. Be happy we are calling for equality. And not actual revenge.'
The tweets sparked outrage from other users who called for her to be fired.
'Oh so insulting generalizations based on race and gender are okay now? Or are they only okay for you? Just trying to understand the rules,' conservative writer Matt Walsh replied to Attia.
'You threaten white women with violence. WashPo what is your response? The world is watching and waiting,' another tweeted.
Soon after, the hashtag #fireKarenAttiah began circulating on Twitter.
As of Tuesday morning, the newspaper has not publicly commented on Attiah's incendiary remark.
Washington Post opinions editor Karen Attiah tweeted on Sunday that white women were 'lucky' black people were calling them 'Karen's and not calling for revenge'
'Karen' is a derogatory term being given to entitled, white women who are caught on camera or video trying to assert themselves over people of color in social situations.
Many people called out Attiah over the irony that her first name is also Karen.
After widespread outrage, Attiah deleted her tweet - but she insinuated that it was not because she regretted her remarks.
She retweeted another user who stated: 'When I tweet something and then delete it, it's not because I regret it. It's almost never that. I just want to say some s**t real quick and then leave.'
'Same. Lol,' Attiah wrote above that message