I know many newsroom are cutting back nowadays and usually copy editors are the first to get laid off, but you would think a huge company like Yahoo! would be on top of things.
But, I guess everyone makes mistakes. It just sucks when you have more than 700 thousand followers catching that mistake and taking a screenshot so it can last on the internet forever.
Case in point...
Yahoo! Finance made a terrible spelling error on Thursday evening (Jan. 6) when they tweeted out a link to a story which read:
"Trump wants a much ni**r navy: Here's how much it'll cost."
The account tweeted out an apology shortly after:
To be fair, 'B' and 'N' are right next to each other on the keyboard. But, that didn't stop Twitter from roasting the multinational company.We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake.— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) January 6, 2017
That Yahoo Finance typo sent Black Twitter into a frenzy. #NiggerNavy is now trending. This is basically the Black History month pregame.— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) January 6, 2017
Yahoo Finance's social media correspondent tomorrow at work pic.twitter.com/Zu0PaG1Adx— Mitch Broyles (@broylesmb) January 6, 2017