The most liked tweet in the history of Twitter is flying over the sky leaving past records far on the ground. Barack Obama, former president of United States, response to Charlottesville(Virginia) attack is the most liked tweet in the history of Twitter. Mr.Obama quoted a line from “Long Walk to Freedom” written by Nelson Mandela with three dots and a picture. This most liked tweet has received 4.5 million likes along 1.7million retweets till now.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 16, 2017
A rally was organized on 11-12th August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia opposing the removal of Confederate icon General Robert E Lee’s statue. City Council voted in favor to remove the statue from the Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park in February 2017.
Protesters and counter-protesters gathered at Emancipation Park resulted in violence on August 12. Soon after the rally a man drove his car towards the counter-protesters crowd and reversed to run away. This caused the death of an innocent person and injured 19 others. Bystanders captured video footage during the vehicular ramming.
Barack Obama expressed his thoughts on twitter in words of the first non-white head of South Africa.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Mr.Obama conveyed this message in three tweets. The first tweet was tagged with a picture captured by former chief official White House photographer Pete Souza.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
On the contrary, to the current president of United States, tweets of Mr.Obama’s are a handful. There is a question toward Mr. Obama’s twitter account as managed by himself or social media team. But support for this powerful message showed humanity underneath colors around the world.
Now is the time to remember the musical short film Black
And OR White by Michael Jackson.