A decades-old clip of the late Dr. Maya Angelou correcting a young girl who called her by her first name sparked a debate in the streets of Twitter.

The clip is from an old episode of “The Sally Jessy Raphael Show” and a young woman stands up to ask Dr. Angelou her thoughts on interracial marriage. But, she addresses her by her first name.

Maya Angelou quickly checked the young lady saying:

And first, I’m Ms. Angelou. I’m not Maya. I’m 62 years old. I’ve lived so long and tried so hard that a young woman like you, or any other, has no license to come up to me and call me by my first name.

That’s first. Also, because at the same time, I’m your mother, I’m your auntie, I’m your teacher, I’m your professor. See.

Apparently, “Lack of Home-Training” Twitter took offense to the clip and attempted to cancel the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou.

The outrage left many shaking their heads. Peep a few tweets below.



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