Bloomberg Politics deletes ‘super racist’ Obama fried chicken tweet

We’ve all had those moments when we said or did something and immediately wished that life had a rewind button that would allow us to take it back.

For Bloomberg Politics, that day was yesterday.

Twitter users noticed almost immediately when a photograph tweeted by the news organization seemed somehow inappropriate.

The picture accompanied a link to a story about White House chef Sam Kass. But the image paired Barack Obama, sporting casual clothing and a toothy smile, with an image of barbecued chicken wings.

Bloomberg quickly deleted the tweet and executive editor Mike Nizza tweeted a brief explanation, but nothing further has been said about the chicken wing tweet from the @bpolitics account.

We’ll let Twitter take it from here:

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George Upper is a U.S. Army special operations veteran, an academic, a poet, and an MBA who started writing political news and commentary when people stopped listening to his rants in person.

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