Washington Post Express Puts Male Symbol on Women's Inauguration March Cover
"We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we’re very embarrassed."
The Washington Post Express, a free daily tabloid given to mass transit passengers in D.C., drew ire on Thursday with its cover about the Women's March on Washington that mistakenly featured the male gender symbol.
Not long after the cover was tweeted from the Express account, the publication came under fire by social media users for the offensive mistake. The Express did not outright apologize for the cover but tweeted that it was "embarrassed."
The tabloid later tweeted what the cover should have looked like, featuring the correct gender symbol.
The Women's March on Washington will take place Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump is sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States.
Gloria Steinem is the honorary co-chair of the march, along with Harry Belafonte.
The event begins at 10 a.m. near the U.S. Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street SW. Olivia Wilde, Jessica Chastain, Samantha Bee and Amy Schumer have all said they are planning on attending.
is this some kind of record for largest typo pic.twitter.com/kOZ9UIp0Ig— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) January 5, 2017
We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we’re very embarrassed. We erroneously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol.— Express (@WaPoExpress) January 5, 2017
This is how the cover should have looked. We apologize for the mistake. pic.twitter.com/MKKOkHPV8T— Express (@WaPoExpress) January 5, 2017
Lorena O'Neil contributed to this report.