We demand that U​.​S. Ambassador Gunter apologize for his racist remarks.

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This petition is in response to a recent tweet from U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter: https://twitter.com/USAmbIceland/status/1285337533556174856?s=20

U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter’s recent tweet referring to COVID-19 as the “Invisible China Virus” is deeply offensive and hurtful. The name, given by Trump, perpetuates racism and does not represent the viewpoint of the majority of Americans and Icelanders, nor does it represent the spirit of America. We denounce Ambassador Gunter's racist and divisive remarks in a time when unity is needed and demand that he apologize to the people of Iceland.

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Orð Jeffrey Ross Gunter sendiherra þar sem hann vísar til COVID-19 sem hinnar “ósýnilegu Kínaveiru” voru mjög móðgandi og særandi. Þetta nafn, sem er búið til af Trump viðheldur rasisma og endurspeglar ekki viðhorf meirihluta Bandaríkjamanna og Íslendinga né eru þau í anda þess sem Bandaríkin standa fyrir. Við fordæmum ummæli Gunter sendiherra sem eru rasísk og sundrandi á tímum þegar samstaða er nauðsynleg og krefjumst þess að hann biðji Íslendinga afsökunar.