MSNBC Deletes Offensive Tweet Implying That Conservatives Are Racist

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January 30, 2014 9:07am PST

On Wednesday evening, a post from the official MSNBC Twitter account suggested that the conservative Americans are racist. The tweet said, “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.”

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The tweet was referring to a new Cheerios ad called “Gracie” that features a biracial family.

MSNBC’s post sparked outrage almost immediately. Here are some reactions from Twitter users:

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The hashtag #MyRightWingBiracialFamily, promoted largely by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, soon began to trend on Twitter. Conservatives flooded the social media site with photos of their own biracial families.

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A few hours (and a lot of angry tweets) after the original post, MSNBC tweeted an apology.

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This is not the first time MSNBC has come under fire for questionable comments regarding biracial families. Last month, a panel on the network mocked Mitt Romney for having a black grandson.

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