Watch comedian Janine Brito destroy ‘tyrannical imperialist scumbag’ Christopher Columbus

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 13:48 EDT
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Monday night on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” comedian Janine Brito suggested we start celebrating colobus monkeys rather than Christopher Columbus.

Americans celebrate Columbus Day on the second Monday in October and many people falsely assume the Italian explorer discovered the present-day United States.

But Columbus never set foot in North America.

He also ordered the torture and mutilation of the native population, and ended up being arrested by Spanish authorities for his atrocities.

Brito observed that people still loved Columbus even though he was a “tyrannical imperialist scumbag.”

Rather than honor this “genuine mass murdering sh*tbox” with his own holiday, Brito advised Americans to start celebrating the much cuter and similar sounding “colobus,” a monkey which has not committed any crimes against humanity.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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