Marcelo Claure & J Lo
About that dustup over Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure‘s use of the king’s English…
Apparently, Brett Schulte, an LA-based social media consultant that no one had ever heard of, tweeted the following: “I think they meant @marceloclaure for an MVNO. He’s so outclassed he can barely speak the language. @sprint sucks.”
For those who might not be aware, Twitter is designed for people who like to send moronic insults. I have received a few already today, but I lack the ethnic mojo to take out my tweeting morons.
Claure, by contrast, seems to have it. He tweeted back, “YOU are an ignorant racist. You should be ashamed of yourself and your dumb comments.”
Incredibly, this trivial exchange resulted in the top story on the Kansas City Star’s Friday Email blast, headlined, “Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure calls writer of Twitter comment ‘an ignorant racist.'”
For the record, Claure is a Bolivian native with a seemingly French name. He hails from a wealthy family going back several generations and speaks with a slight accent.
As to his race, I haven’t seen a DNA breakout, but he looks pretty white to me. Continue reading