Delta Airlines Apologizes for Using Giraffe as Symbol for Ghana

by / June 19, 2014 Black News, News 5 Comments

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the American soccer team for its win over Ghana. Instead of just posting a simple congratulatory message alongside the stars and stripes, Delta used the Statue of Liberty to represent the U.S. and a giraffe to represent Ghana. Needless to say, the tweet was viewed by many as offensive.

As blogger extraordinaire Awesomely Luvvie pointed out, there aren’t even any giraffes in Ghana, so not only was the tweet insensitive, it was just plain wrong:

Then Delta ended this with an oddly phrased apology, obviously the result of a misspelling:

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