The United States of America Senator Kamala Devi Harris has recently scripted history by being the first African-American, Indian-American and Asia-American to be running for the Vice President in the Presidential elections.
To kick-start, the campaign, Harris posted a video that explains how to pronounce her name correctly. Kamala in Sanskrit means lotus which also happens to be India’s national flower. The kids in the video say,
“It’s not CAM-EL-UH. It’s not KUH-MAHL-UH. It’s not KARMEL-UH.”
Kamala Harris then clarified saying,
In her memoir, she described the meaning of her name to be,
“The Truths We Hold it means lotus flower which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture. A lotus grows underwater, its flower rising above the surface while its roots are planted firmly in the river bottom.”
Twitter Seems Unhappy
However, this didn’t go well with the Indian twitter. Many trolled the senator for not knowing how to spell her own name correctly.
Here are some reactions.
— ❂ Yübbîę Umoh ❂ (@Yubbie007) August 12, 2020
She can't pronounce her own name https://t.co/vV8bvguk6h
— Śrīkānta Kṛṣṇamācārya (@shrikanth_krish) August 14, 2020
— CBG-san (@OnlyNakedTruth) August 14, 2020
I knew it! She's Bong! https://t.co/q0fw7N5YHu
— Opinion Bakery (@IndiaSpeaksPR) August 13, 2020
It's pronounced "Come Allah". https://t.co/6Z57TGsJum
— Well Redneck (@WellRedneck) August 13, 2020
So how long before Harris becomes Harish .. pronounces Haa-ree-shhh (shh as in .. quiet)? https://t.co/NuMTMKovxl
— Hirakesh Chandra Roy (@RoyHirakesh) August 13, 2020
Okay she has got nothing to do with BJP party symbol guys. https://t.co/EOi2PZKmOg
— Srikanth (@JayaHoIndia) August 13, 2020
— I didn't vote for him, so think of a new retort (@jtLOL) August 13, 2020
AYE! only bengalis will call her Komola. https://t.co/qFtP16cvWr
— Devparna (@ddotacharya) August 13, 2020