There’s a whole lot of stupid out there in 2020 America, but it’s not really new if you’ve been paying attention. Sure, it’s more fervent and angry and intense than usual, because everybody has been freaked out about a deadly virus for months and they’ve just been looking for an excuse to riot and yell stupid $#!+ and otherwise carry on.
If the death of George Floyd hadn’t set the whole thing off, it would’ve been some other inciting event.
A city supervisor and nurses are pushing to remove Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s name from San Francisco General hospital.
The hospital has been named after Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan since they donated $75million to the hospital’s foundation in 2015.
It was then the single largest contribution by private individuals in support of a public hospital in the United States, but came with the condition of it being renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital.
Haney states that nurses have been pushing for some time to have Zuckerberg’s name removed but that the desire to have the hospital renamed has heightened as Facebook continues to be a source of controversy.
‘Massive advertising boycott of Facebook for failing to regulate hate speech & disinformation. Huge staff walk outs & protests. Cozy relationship w Trump, $ to Republicans,’ Haney wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread.
‘Much of it seems directly tied to Mark Zuckerberg. Why is his name still on our SF public general hospital?’ he asked.
Haney claims that nurses have been wearing badges for some time to support the removal of the businessman’s name as well as looking for a way to change it back without losing the donation.