Nairobi women representative Esther Passaris was just trying to share some harmless congratulatory message to U.S vice president-elect Kamala Harris after their win in the elections but the internet had something to say.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter on Monday, November 9th, Passaris said that her persuasion coach had a few years ago told her that she looked like Kamala Harris and both shared the same birthday.
” A few years ago my persuasion coach @JulietErickson_ said I reminded her of a US Senator called @KamalaHarris.I had no idea who she was, but I was told she had Presidential ambitions and that we were both born on 20th Oct 1964. So I started paying attention to Kamala’s career,” she tweeted.
A few years ago my persuasion coach @JulietErickson_ said I reminded her of a US Senator called @KamalaHarris. I had no idea who she was, but I was told she had Presidential ambitions and that we were both born on 20th Oct, 1964. So I started paying attention to Kamala's career. pic.twitter.com/G1tgsbWBmw
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) November 9, 2020
However, her comments seemed to have pissed a bunch of people. The Nairobi women rep was flooded with angry responses as many denounced and accused her of trying to fit in. If one thing for certain here, netizens were displeased with the absurdity of the comparison.
Passaris and Kamala are of mixed race; Harris was born to an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father while Passaris to Greek father and Kenyan mother.
Passaris has yet to address the backlash but below are some of the responses below ;
It is disrespectful for Esther Passaris to compare herself to Kamala Harris.
— Juma G 🇰🇪 (@jumaf3_) November 9, 2020
Passaris comparing herself with Kamala is like Pepe saying is eyeing for the golden boot. Disrespectful.
— Sir-Rap-A-Lot (@Osama_otero) November 9, 2020
So Passaris compared herself to Kamala 😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
BTW ayam done
— Annitah Raey (@AnnitahRaey) November 9, 2020
Esther Passaris comparing herself to Kamala Harris is the worst thing to happen to logic since religion
— Naomi (@naomi_rumalo) November 9, 2020
Kampala Harris is disciplined. You are not and never will you be!
Stop the comparison and focus on wearing translucent skirts.
— FRANK. (@LordChitechi) November 9, 2020