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

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

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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.”

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

My reaction this morning when I saw the Yahoo Finance tweet.

that yahoo finance tweet typo works if you sing it to the tune of that village people song WHICH YOU BETTER NOT DO

Yahoo Finance shuda known when that tweet got 2K likes in a minute somn was up. Nobody gets that excited bout a finance tweet. Black Twitter

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

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

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 the boat would stay leaning

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

#NiggerNavy gonna be two years late to the war.

😩😩😩

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

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

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

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

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

😭 RT @mondaynightRAW_: Basic training

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

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

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