MSNBC host Al Sharpton shocked many Wednesday afternoon when he turned to Twitter to pose a "keeping it real" question about the recent Texas flooding to his nearly half-a-million followers.
The liberal civil-rights activist asked if the floods were "related to climate control" or if it was "God's rebuke" and requested listeners call into his radio program to weigh in.
#KeepingItReal QOTD: Do you think the #TexasFlooding is related to climate control or God's rebuke?Call 8775325797 or tweet me your thoughts— Reverend Al Sharpton (@Reverend Al Sharpton) 1432754134.0
Immediately following the tweet, Sharpton was blasted online.
Whoa. I thought I knew what "Keeping it Real" meant. Now I'm not so sure. https://t.co/xNjzBpwWsC— Jonah Goldberg (@Jonah Goldberg) 1432758651.0
So @TheRevAl Are you saying you think #Katrina was "God's Rebuke" too?— Mickey White (@Mickey White) 1432758138.0
@TheRevAl really?— lucky 2 have it all (@lucky 2 have it all) 1432754372.0
@TheRevAl "climate control" ... HAHAHAHAJAHA— Suze (@Suze) 1432760829.0
After the tweet, Sharpton wrote on Twitter that there was an "interesting dialogue" about the topic on his radio show.
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