BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles are asking anyone who can’t respect their diverse fan base to unfollow them on Twitter.

The team tweeted a “Happy Kwanzaa” message Tuesday, the start of the week-long holiday that honors African culture and traditions.

Shortly afterwards, they tweeted again:

Presumably, the followup tweet was meant as a response to some of the reactions to the Happy Kwanzaa video, which included:

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Comments (6)
  1. Bill Simon says:

    Kwanzaa is a FAKE holiday!

    1. All holidays are ‘fake’ holidays. It’s not like some holidays are naturally-occurring . They’re all something that someone made up and said “Let’s make this day a holiday for X reason.” Kwanzaa is no less or more fake than Mother’s Day or Arbor Day or Christmas.

    2. Kevin Lynch says:

      They’re all made up..people make up holidays, it’s how it works. It’s not like we discovered arbor day.

  2. Mike Lurz says:

    why do people feel the need to have everyone believe and think exactly the same ? If Kwanzaa has a meaning for somebody, and it makes them happy, go for it. All holidays are made up, get over yourselves.

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