Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Accused of Ignoring ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ While Promoting Myanmar Vacation

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been accused of ignoring “ethnic cleansing” after he encouraged his followers to “go to Myanmar” following a meditation vacation in the country.

“For my birthday this year, I did a 10-day silent vipassana meditation, this time in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar. We went into silence on the night of my birthday, the 19th,” posted Dorsey on Twitter, Sunday. “I did my meditation at Dhamma Mahimã in Pyin Oo Lwin. This is my room. Basic. During the 10 days: no devices, reading, writing, physical excercise, music, intoxicants, meat, talking, or even eye contact with others.”

Dorsey also seemed to brag about the number of mosquito bites he received, showing off the bites in classic social media fashion.

“Myanmar is an absolutely beautiful country. The people are full of joy and the food is amazing. I visited the cities of Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan. We visited and meditated at many monasteries around the country,” he continued, adding, “if you’re willing to travel a bit, go to Myanmar.”

Dorsey was quickly criticized for his promotion of Myanmar, with some users accusing him of ignoring “ethnic cleansing.”

Dorsey has previously faced criticism over his trips to foreign countries, including a trip to Cuba in June.

In November, Dorsey was also criticized for holding a sign reading, “smash Brahminical patriarchy,” reportedly referring to the “highest Hindu caste” in India, during a visit to the country.

“Tomorrow if @jack is given a poster with anti Semitic messages in a meeting will his team allow him to hold it up? Why is that any different? Inciting hate against any community is wrong,” responded one Twitter user, while another user added, “Dear @jack maybe your team didn’t feel necessary to tell you this but the poster you are holding targets using the language of hate and violence people who constitute 5% or less of India’s 1.3 bln ppl. If that’s not hatred towards minorities, what is? Would you do this in the US?”

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington, or like his page at Facebook.

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