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:
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) October 20, 2014
Right now @bpolitics is just kinda hoping you didn’t see that super racist tweet it just made about the president
— Caleb Garling (@CalebGarling) October 20, 2014
@bpolitics Are you guys serious with this?! WOW.
— Angie Grace (@AngieGraceLA) October 20, 2014
Excellent branding move, white dudes: https://t.co/0bH43Prc5b
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) October 20, 2014
— Darren (@manvsmachine) October 20, 2014
@baratunde It’s a story about the President’s chef’s wing recipe, but yes out of context that picture could seem offensive (why we pulled)
— Mike Nizza (@mikenizza) October 20, 2014
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