Twitterati troll Yahoo Finance for making racist typo in tweet

Yahoo Finance apologises for making an offensive typo in a tweet. Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 06, 2017, 07.41 AM (IST)

Yahoo Finance on Thursday came under fire after it posted a tweet with a racist typo. The tweet read: "Trump wants a much *igger navy. Here’s how much it will cost."

While the tweet was about President-elect Donald Trump’s idea to expand the US navy, the change in one letter - from “b” to “n” - turned it into a cringeworthy sentence.

A screenshot of the offensive tweet made by Yahoo Finance. (Source: archive.is) (Others)

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If Twitter users are to be believed, the tweet was up for over 20 minutes, which led to a plethora of retweets. Yahoo Finance, however, later deleted the tweet and apologised for the mistake. But before Yahoo removed it, a lot of users had already taken screenshots of the distasteful tweet.

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While some believe that an autocorrect must have led to this typo, others are of the opinion that it was sheer carelessness in typing as “b” and “n” are placed next to each other on the keyboard.

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But as happens with every Twitter controversy, Twitterati didn't let go of the opportunity and slammed Yahoo Finance with their wit and sarcasm.

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(WION)