Miss­ing dog racist row

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A GIRL’S miss­ing dog has caused a mas­sive row on so­cial me­dia – be­cause the mutt is called NE­GRO.

Twit­ter user Becky took to so­cial me­dia to seek help track­ing down her pooch – which led to oth­ers ques­tion­ing her choice of moniker.

Rather than Fido or Spike, Becky named her dog af­ter the Span­ish word for black, be­cause that’s the colour of her pet pooch.

Becky is also from Mex­ico, hence the Span­ish use of the term.

She tweeted: “Ne­gro is miss­ing. Please, if any­one sees him mes­sage me!”

Many crit­i­cised her on­line, but there was also sup­port.

One Twit­ter user said: “All the sen­si­tive peo­ple in this thread don’t un­der­stand that ne­gro in Span­ish means black – the colour, not the racist term.”

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