Politicizing Fiona? Women's March tweet from Cincinnati Zoo sparks online debate

Thousands participate in the Cincinnati Women's March on Jan. 20, 2018 (Photo Courtesy of Cincinnati Enquirer/Amanda Rossman)
Thousands participate in the Cincinnati Women's March on Jan. 20, 2018 (Photo Courtesy of Cincinnati Enquirer/Amanda Rossman)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Fiona is female.

That sentence is sparking debate online about politicization.

At least 10,000 people took to the streets of downtown Cincinnati to march in support of female empowerment and rights Saturday.

The second annual Women's March coincided with demonstrations from New York to Los Angeles, where groups focused on an array of issues including LGBT rights, voter registration and President Donald Trump's stance on immigration.

If you were marching in Cincinnati, you may have seen this sign:

Some of the zoo's followers on Twitter were less than pleased to see the celebrity hippo referenced in a political context:

Some weren't happy with the political statement. Hamilton County taxpayers partially fund the zoo, our partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Others, however, were positive:

Organizers estimate between 10,000 and 12,000 people attended the 2018 march.

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