Invasive Asian carp will be renamed to remove the term’s ‘horrible, xenophobic connotations’ in the wake of anti-Asian hate crimes

The invasive Asian carp species will be renamed due to the term’s ‘horrible, xenophobic connotations’ in the wake of a surge of anti-Asian hate crimes.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has now joined state agencies in Minnesota in referring to the species as ‘invasive carp’, despite critics ridiculing the move as misplaced political correctness.

Officials claimed that calling the fish ‘Asian’ and advocating their culling had xenophobic connotations – but the move sparked mockery on Twitter where users pointed out that the term referred to where the fish were originally imported from. 

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