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Aquarium Apologizes For Calling Sea Otter 'Thicc'!

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The “thicc” of it!
Earlier this week, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California shared a pic on social media (SEE HERE) of 11-year-old sea otter Abby, who is one of six resident females that trains orphaned otters to survive back in the wild.
Related: Watch This Asthmatic Sea Otter Learn How To Use An Inhaler!
However, in the post, the aquarium described the marine mammal as “thicc,” “an absolute unit,” and “chonk.” They wrote:

“Abby is a thicc girl What an absolute unit She c h o n k Look at the size of this lady OH LAWD SHE COMIN Another Internetism !”

In a separate tweet, they added the hashtag: “#bodypawsitivity.”
Almost immediately, the nonprofit received heat from social media users who thought the caption not only criticized Abby’s weight, but was also racially insensitive, as the aforementioned slang is often used to describe black women’s bodies.
Some even thought they were comparing the bodies of black women with the bodies of animals.
On Wednesday, the organization issued an apology on Twitter for their “problematic and insensitive” post. They wrote:

Nothing “pawsitive” about this!
[Image via WENN.]

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Dec 21, 2018 13:14pm PDT