Originally posted on In America:
By Cindy Y. Rodriguez, CNN
(CNN) — On Tuesday, just a day after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s controversial “joke” about “it would be helpful to be Latino” was posted in a secretly recorded video obtained by Mother Jones, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore was motivated to start the Twitter hashtag #IfOnlyIWereMexican.
Michael Moore tweeted:
Tweet me how much better your life would be if ONLY you were Mexican. Cause Mexicans have it way 2 easy in this country! #ifonlyiweremexican—
Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 18, 2012
The tweet was made in reference to Romney’s comments to donors that “it would be helpful to be Latino,” in order to win the presidency.
Except most people on Twitter did not understand Moore’s reference, or that the comment poked fun at Romney.
The tweet received a number of racy responses.
“#ifonlyiweremexican I would have to worry about getting my head cut off by the zetas, “ and “#ifonlyiweremexican Mitt could mow my yard while I wear…
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