Spelling-challenged vandals deface Confederate statue – ‘Black lives . . . WHAT?’

Black lives matter — and so does spelling.

As mourners gathered Sunday to honor those killed in last week’s Charleston church massacre, they came across a vandalized Confederate monument near the Emanuel AME Church.

The vandals used graffiti to scribble several messages on the base of the statue.

They spray painted, “This is the problem #racist,” and a message for Gov. Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley that read, “Riley and Haley -Why defend this evil -This the root of our evil.”

But it was their attempt at spraying a popular protest phrase that caught the attention of social media.

The vandals spray painted the words “Black Lives Mater” rather than “Black Lives Matter.” A mistake the Twitterverse was not going to let slide.

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