And now, even watermelons can be politically incorrect.
In honor of National Watermelon Day, the Times of London tweeted a photo to get in on the fun.
Unfortunately, the Times chose the wrong picture to promote the day. The image shows the hand of a white woman holding up a piece of watermelon while a black woman in the photo appears to be wearing the fruit as a dress.
— The Times of London (@thetimes) August 3, 2017
In the prophetic words of one Twitter user, “This won’t end well.”
This won’t end well. https://t.co/QkG1iqBHmc
— JWF (@JammieWF) August 3, 2017
should we tell ’em, or nah?
— HeavyHokie (@heavyhokie) August 3, 2017
This tweet is riddled with problematic. Prepare for the shitstorm.
— William Belcher (@EdB_Ohio) August 3, 2017
Cue the meltdown.
— chickfiltay (@tcaxo_) August 3, 2017
Oh… this is gonna work out GREAT!…
— The BEASTMASTER, esq (@ReslesLeggs) August 3, 2017
All she’s missing is the fried chicken hat and collard green earrings to complete the ensemble. #WhatWereYouThinking
— D. McDaniel (@DManiac777) August 3, 2017
This has not been thought through.
— Sede Vacantist (@dibassetto) August 3, 2017
I don’t think it’s racist, just a stupid move on behalf of the Times since it’s an American celebration AND an American stereotype.
— SilverAgatka (@SilverAgatka) August 3, 2017
It’s not an American celebration. It’s a trending hashtag
— Damn Patriot (@DamnPatriot) August 3, 2017
— Dissident Patriot ن (@disspat) August 3, 2017
— Perry (@BAMAPERRY) August 3, 2017
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