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I don't understand why you find that surprising. Racial slurs become points of sensitivity. Racists have frequently used the image of the monkey or the ape to depict black people. Once that happens, the stereotype becomes something to be avoided. It's not a racial slur for white people to be called an ape. It is a racial slur for black people, just like being called "cheap" is a slur to Jews.