Black Twitter Roasted Yahoo Finance After The “Nigger Navy” Typo Tweet

The #NiggerNavy hashtag caught fire last night and hasn’t let up.

1. By now you’ve probably seen the unfortunate typo Yahoo Finance made in a tweet last night about President-Elect Donald Trump wanting to build a bigger Navy. Except, um… it didn’t say “bigger.”

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2. About 45 minutes later, Yahoo Finance deleted the tweet and apologized for the mistake, but by then, people had already lost their minds.

The 'B' on the keyboard of the Yahoo Finance headline writer: Just press me and hit send on this story. The 'N' on… https://t.co/0ZPet77a7S

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill)

Yahoo finance gotta tweet a picture of them with their two black friends to take the heat off

— OK, Flaming Dragon (@JuiceBrennar)

8. And then it was like Black Twitter cracked its collective knuckles and went in on the tweet using the hashtag #NiggerNavy. The trend appears to have been started by @JeSuisDawn.

#NiggerNavy https://t.co/mBULPWCU1M

— CAVS won on my B-Day (@JeSuisDawn)

USS Battlerapship #NiggerNavy

— unpforgettable pfire (@firefire100)

#NiggerNavy Seal

— Czar Pharaoh Khan (@3CarryOnItems)

Lt. Popeyes #NiggerNavy

— 🌠Chill Gillespie🌠 (@RCHAD3988)

#NiggerNavy the boat would stay leaning

— Scrill Murray (@Im_VelvetJones)

If the #niggernavy ain't like Jay and UGK's "Big Pimpin" video that's a no for me dawg

— #LetMyPeopleGLO (@MichellCClark)

#NiggerNavy gonna be two years late to the war.

— Lester Freeman (@TerrellChuggs)

The S.S. Dab #NiggerNavy

— Rod (@rodimusprime)

16.

IM SICK OF YALL!!!!!

— Jay Dior (@JayKenMinaj)

#NiggerNavy gonna ask "Who all gone be there?" before they go to war

— Dr. Drunkle (@Pattric)

#niggernavy gonna tell the Commander "Yo we round the corner" And still be on the dock.

— Lester Freeman (@TerrellChuggs)

Lebron, Melo, Wade and Chris Paul gave Trump the idea for #NiggerNavy

— Rod (@rodimusprime)

#NiggerNavy gone get pulled over 100 times on their way to war “What are you doing in this part of the ocean?!”

— Faithful Black Woman (@A_Pretty_ChemE)

donald trump: we're going to war with ISIS #NiggerNavy: nah nigga YOU going to war with ISIS

— Corey (@CJsucitymvp)

😭 RT @mondaynightRAW_: Basic training

— Chica DeBarge (@AntoinetteJoi87)

23. Key takeaways from this story: Typos suck, and Black Twitter can spin any bad moment on the internet into gold.

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Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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