Yahoo Finance Apologizes for Tweeting the N-Word
"We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake."
The Yahoo Finance Twitter account on Thursday quickly deleted a post that accidentally included the N-word.
In the post — which many of the account's more than 718,000 followers took a screenshot of before it was taken down — the financial news website stated with a link: “Trump wants a much bigger Navy. Here's how much it will cost."
Problem is, they didn't type "bigger."
The account later posted another tweet, in which the finance section apologized for the error. "We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake," according to the account.
That blunder was the second one of the day for a media outlet.
Earlier in the morning, The Washington Post Express, a free daily tabloid given to mass transit passengers in D.C., shared its cover about the Women's March on Washington that mistakenly featured the male gender symbol.
On Twitter, the Express did not apologize for the error, but did say it was "embarrassed." The account later tweeted a redesigned cover with the correct gender symbol.
We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake.— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) January 6, 2017