Apology follows foul tweet about Taiwan plane crash

IN ERROR: The apology from news24 in the wake of the profane tweet -
IN ERROR: The apology from news24 in the wake of the profane tweet –

Feathers were flying in the South African twittersphere after a news24.com staff member erroneously posted a profane and foul tweet in the immediate aftermath of yesterday’s air disaster in Taiwan.

The “JESUS CHRIST HOLY F**K RT @News24: WATCH: Dramatic footage of plane crash in Taiwan” tweet immediately drew widespread attention on Twitter.

Rather than outright condemnation, the expressive tweet not only garnered substantial acceptance of the writer’s reaction to the disaster, but also immediately spawned a parody Twitter account, @Newsf*****g24.

-Shaun Gillham

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