The Wall Street Journal got itself into social media hot water today.
The paper published an article about Wimbledon’s unique underwear policy. Competitors must wear white underwear, and two players had to change already today when their dark underwear was visible through their white outfits.
All good, right? Well, not quite.
Below is the tweet that got the WSJ in trouble. It features the tagline “Something’s not white!” and a picture of Venus Williams, who is black.
While the rest of the tagline mentions the underwear snafu, Twitter users jumped on the outlet and they eventually deleted the tweet.
A tweet promoting our story on Wimbledon's clothing rules was seen by some as insensitive. This wasn't our intent. We have deleted the tweet pic.twitter.com/3mi57XvhTX
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 13, 2017
Was the WSJ intentionally being racist or offensive? Most likely not, but at the very least, they could use some more editing hands on deck.