“Did I Do That?” Social Media Awards #4 – RNC’s Rosa Parks Tweet

Another half-baked tweet comes in on the countdown, reminding us to be really, reallly sure before clicking send and thrusting our social media posts into the public eye.

While the Republican National Committee was behind this boneheaded post, the ignorance within is undoubtedly bipartisan. On December 2, the RNC issued the following post:


With a history of being accused of disingenuous behavior and lip service to appeal to minority voters you think the GOP would be more careful. To their credit, they did issue this quick response to their gaffe: “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.”

However, we’re giving awards for the posts that failed, not the apologies that followed. So, for that reason, the RNC clocks in in 4th place for the BuzzWell PR “Did I Do That?” Social Media Awards. Well done, RNC, well done.


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