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Christopher Columbus: Conservative Twitter users rallied around the besieged Genoese Renaissance explorer on the eponymous holiday commemorating his “discovery” of America in 1492.
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) October 11, 2021
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Christopher Columbus: But woke Twitter users — from the White House and Congress to Hollywood and Silicon Valley — instead observed Indigenous People’s Day amid growing scorn cultural for Columbus and his day.
it's Indigenous Peoples' Day pic.twitter.com/pGmPL83oxk
— Gritty is the Way (@Gritty20202) October 11, 2021
International Day of the Girl has apparently emerged as a third competitor.
On NBC’s Today Show they’ve blown past both Columbus and the indigenous to celebrate something called “International Day of the Girl” today. pic.twitter.com/EEmkzbAzcZ
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) October 11, 2021
Some commentators rushed past the Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day controversy and attempted to boost yet another alternative: the International Day of the Girl.