Yahoo Finance Typo Inspires Black Twitter to Create Hilarious “Black Navy” Memes
Black Twitter was on fire last night (Jan. 5) and is was all thanks to a typo by a Yahoo Finance employee.
Yahoo Finance covered a story on President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to expand the U.S. Navy. The story was shared on the news site’s Twitter account, only who ever composed the tweet did not type the word “bigger” as (hopefully) intended and wrote something entirely different.
Now, Black Twitter could have responded to this in two ways: Blast the news site for blatant racism and carelessness or humor. The later was chosen and, man, did Black Twitter come with the jokes. Twitter users created a “Black Navy” complete with battleship names, uniforms, recruitment ads, playlists, and more.
As “Black Twitter” became a trending topic, of course some white Twitter users tried to take away all the fun by somehow calling the social media sub-group racist. Or they tried to join in. Black Twitter was having none of it though.
It actually only made Black Twitter embrace itself even more.
Yahoo Finance’s original tweet remained posted for nearly 30 minutes before being deleted and offering an apology.
To be fair, the letter “B” and “N” are right next to each other on a qwerty keyboard, so this really could have been a really unfortunate typo. At least we had Black Twitter to give us a many great laughs.