Yahoo Finance’s social media team tweeted out the following headline around 10:01 p.m. EST: “Trump wants a much nigger navy: Here’s how much it’ll cost.”
Black twitter collectively formed the #NiggerNavy and went in with memes and gifs exposing the error. Buzzfeed News credits @JeSuisDawn with creating the hashtag.
Yahoo Finance tweeted out an apology around midnight, but the damage had already been done.
Check out the funniest Twitter responses in the accompanying gallery.
Black Twitter’s Response To Yahoo’s N-Word Typo Is Pure Internet Gold was originally published on globalgrind.com
1. Word to Soulja Boy.
2. Free before 12!
4. History repeats.
#NiggerNavy gone get pulled over 100 times on their way to war— Wholesome Faithful Black Queen 👸🏾 (@A_Pretty_ChemE) January 6, 2017
“What are you doing in this part of the ocean?!”
5. Waves don’t die.
6. El Oh El!
#NiggerNavy gonna ask "Who all gone be there?" before they go to war— Quinton Quarantino (@Pattric) January 6, 2017
7. CP time.
#NiggerNavy gonna be two years late to the war.— Box Fan On High All Year Round (@TerrellChuggs) January 6, 2017
8. Where’s the lie?
For every White person calling #NiggerNavy "racist", remember that if Black people didn't have humor, you all would be extinct.— Feminista Jones™️ (@FeministaJones) January 6, 2017