PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) -- Yahoo Finance says it accidentally tweeted out a racial epithet when promoting a story about the cost of President-elect Donald Trump's plans to increase the size of the U.S. Navy.
The headline for the story on Yahoo Finance is, "Trump Wants a Much Bigger Navy: Here's How Much It'll Cost." But when it was tweeted Thursday, the word "bigger" had an 'n' as its first letter instead of a 'b.'
The tweet was deleted and Yahoo Finance tweeted an apology , chalking up the mishap to a spelling error. A company spokeswoman referred to the statement when asked for further comment.
We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake.
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) January 6, 2017
Yahoo's mistake quickly became a trending topic on Twitter and some people enjoyed poking fun at the unfortunate error.
"Why did you leave your last job?"
-I had a typo in a tweet.
-I worked for Yahoo Finance.
"Thanks for coming in. Bye"
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) January 6, 2017
Yahoo Finance trying to delete that tweet. pic.twitter.com/jACHpval9R
— C.Gary didn't fumble (@Cane303) January 6, 2017
buzzfeed employees figuring out how they're gonna approach the Yahoo finance tweet story like pic.twitter.com/ELzj9NyTUq
— yahya (@sidowyahya) January 6, 2017
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