The account has brought an end to weeks of relentless jokes and memes by fully deleting its account. The zoo had asked people to stop making memes of the dead gorilla – a plea that in fact seemed to spur many people into making new ones.
The deletion might finally have been spurred by an outpouring of anger and attacks in recent days. The zoo’s director Thane Maynard’s account had been hacked, and every single tweet that the official account sent out was greeted by a flood of responses about Harambe.What happens when people have fewer and fewer avenues on which to safely poke fun?... or something.
@CincinnatiZoo deleted their Twitter just like they deleted Harambe— josh (@Joshhpointto) August 23, 2016