MS Senator receives backlash for tweet

Mississippi State Senator Joel Carter from Gulfport is under fire after posting a tweet that some people are saying is racist.

Carter posted a photo of an imitation Chinese balloon February 4th with the words “weather barroon, totary not for spying.”

Comments say he is mocking Asian and Japanese accents. One commenter asks “does the R in your name stand for racist?”

We reached out to Senator Carter and he has not responded yet.

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