The hashtag “CancelYale” began trending on Saturday following tweets calling on the Ivy League university to change its name due to its connection to slavery.
Conservative pundit Jesse Kelly mocked “cancel culture” by issuing a series of tweets Saturday, pointing out that Yale’s name was taken from Elihu Yale, a British merchant and slave trader who gave donations to the university, accompanied by “#CancelYale.”
“Yale University was named for Elihu Yale. Not just a man who had slaves. An actual slave trader. I call on @Yale to change it’s name immediately and strip the name of Yale from every building, piece of paper, and merchandise. Otherwise, they hate black people. #CancelYale,” Kelly tweeted.