Yahoo Finance became the subject of mockery on Friday after it accidentally tweeted a headline with a racial slur in it.
The headline was supposed to read “Trump wants a much bigger Navy” but the word “bigger” was mistakenly typed as the N-word.
Two hours later Yahoo Finance deleted the tweet and apologized to explain that it was a typo.
We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake.
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) January 6, 2017
Many on social media looked to help the company by giving them an excuse that seems to be working for the Democrats.
The Russians did it? Yahoo Finance?
— MaxIroC (@maxirocc) January 6, 2017
@Sadieisonfire To be fair, I don’t think they’re the person who runs Yahoo Finance’s Twitter…anymore
— David Crandall (@DavidCrandall) January 6, 2017
OH Wow the Russians now hacked “Yahoo Finance” twitter account damn these Russians cannot be stopped there everywhere
— Marc Anderson (@MARCANDERSONNWO) January 6, 2017
I guess the Russians hacked Yahoo Finance?
— Richard Lawler (@rjcc) January 6, 2017
Many had fun with the mistake.
— BUN B (@DenayTheDiva) January 6, 2017
i just wanna know which intern’s phone at Yahoo Finance doesn’t autocorrect the n-word to “bigger.” they be using the word that much? ?
— jaia meri ✨ (@monaquisha) January 6, 2017
— Kim ? (@queenofafros) January 6, 2017
I just tried typing the n-word and it auto corrected to bigger. Which means something is ??? with Yahoo Finance.
— Nicole Renee (@nicole8640) January 6, 2017
I feel sorry for the yahoo finance employee who put out the “n” word navy tweet. He will have trouble finding gainful re-employment.
— Junson Chan ?? (@realjunsonchan) January 6, 2017
The social media guy running the Yahoo Finance Twitter account when he realized he tweeted the N word. pic.twitter.com/5Akrf4ZKaz
— Abdul (@bluntlystated) January 6, 2017
Yahoo Finance’s social media intern pic.twitter.com/z2G0w8aKdv
— Charles J. Moore (@charles270) January 6, 2017
Yahoo finance’s social media intern in their meeting with their boss tomorrow pic.twitter.com/YWSXVxPjFS
— Dr. Niyi Soetan (@Niyigro) January 6, 2017
The typo followed an embarrassing mistake by the Washington Post earlier in which is used the male gender symbol to represent female feminists.
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