Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced the adoption of his 22nd grandson via Twitter, an adorable baby boy named Kieran James Romney.
Baby Kieran is the son of Ben and wife Andelynne Romney.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 20, 2013
This fact may seem innocent enough, but when you add in the fact that the bouncing, baby boy is Black (and Papa Romney has proven to be arguably one of the most racist politicians in recent memory) and that his name is “Kieran,” which is Gaelic for “blacky,” “black,” or “little dark one,” the backlash that inevitably flooded social media was inevitable.
Read some of the hilarious tweets below:
The baby's name is Kieran Romney. "Kieran" means "little black one" or "small and dark skinned" in the English origin. I can't right now…—
HuGgii BURR! (@HugzDaBear) September 21, 2013
Mitt Romney's adopted, black grandchild was named Kieran which means "little dark one" or "blacky". I fucking hate ppl.—
ARMY Gen. BTSnoona (@GD_Fresh) September 21, 2013
Mitt Romney's 22nd grandchild is black and is named Kieran which means "little black one" in Gaelic. And some of you voted for that fuck.—
DannyBrrrr (@dwburkett) September 21, 2013
I really, really hope Romney's adoption was not politically motivated. I'm also concerned that Kieran literally means black in Gaelic.—
Jes (@jesheppler) September 21, 2013
Lmao the Romney's adopted black kids name is kieran which means "small dark one" lmfaooo I'm out!—
Mike (@iMikeeLanee) September 21, 2013
The Romney's went and adopted a little black baby then named him Kieran. The name Kieran means "little black one." This isn't happening.—
Petty Crocker (@Miekaaaa) September 21, 2013
Keiran/Kieran means "black"/"little black one"…. Romney's grandchild name is basically Black Romney.—
sierra (@masterqueefs) September 21, 2013
— TM4Real (@tmtweetz) September 21, 2013
Name aside, baby Kieran certainly is adorable! Congrats to the Romney family on the new addition!