twitter 2017 Controversial Tweets That Were Quickly Deleted  

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Twitter brings joy, laughter, news, and best of all, controversy. Whenever celebrities, politicians, or even brands tweet something that's slightly offensive, there will always be that person who makes it a big deal. However, there are times when a famous person actually does post a dumb tweet, but before it can be deleted, one of their million followers has already taken a screen shot and made it viral.

Even in 2017, celebs have still not learned that they don't have to tweet every single thought. Whether they were drunk tweeting or cursing at an Internet troll, these famous people need to either hire a PR person to clean up their mistakes or just delete their Twitter accounts. It's definitely not good publicity for a celebrity when the whole world has seen your racist, ignorant, and disrespectful tweets.  

Featuring the most offensive and controversial tweets from celebrities and companies, this list has all the biggest Twitter fails of 2017. If you think the quickly-deleted tweet is hilarious, shocking, or even vulgar, vote it up. Let us know in the comments if this list is missing any controversial tweets of this year.   

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McDonald's Tweets - Then Deletes - Insult At Donald Trump


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McDonald's is apparently not lovin' Donald Trump - so much so that someone on their social media team tweeted out an insult toward the President on March 16. The tweet was up for 30 minutes before it was deleted and was liked and shared at least 1,000 times before being taken down.

The company put out a tweet shortly after saying their account had been compromised. So it's either a hacker or a disgruntled employee who had bridges to burn and didn't care they'd be out of a job. 

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We're Gonna Need a... WHAT Boat?!


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Yahoo Finance might want to consider checking their tweets before sending them. The online news service sent out a tweet about about Trump wanting a "n*gger navy." The attached story outlined Trump's desire to increase the navy's size.

Twitter went crazy over the mistake, with many cracking jokes at Yahoo's expense. The company quickly deleted it and issued an apology, but not before the screenshot was passed around all corners of the interwebs. 

 

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US Department Of Education Has A Spelling Problem


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You'd think the agency in charge of educating children would know how to spell correctly, but you'd be incorrect. 

On February 12, the US Department of Education tweeted out a picture of W.E.B. DuBois, a prominent author and civil rights activist who co-founded the NAACP. Except they spelled his name wrong

After realizing their mistake - and getting a slew of hate from the Twitterverse - the agency issued an apology where they misspelled the word "apologies." They quickly deleted the tweet and rewrote it with the correct spelling. Talk about a social media fail. 

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Washington Post Puts 'Male' Symbol on Cover Depicting Women's March


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The Express, a free weekly tabloid produced by the Washington Post - excitedly tweeted out its upcoming cover for its January 5, 2017 edition. The lead story: The Women's March on Washington. Except the cover art, meant to depict one of the largest marches in modern history organized by women, accidentally used the symbol for male instead of female.

Critics were quick to point out the blunder. One woman asked "do you have any women on your edit team," questioning as to how, exactly, such a huge mistake even made it to print.

The Express quickly deleted it and issued a new tweet with the proper symbol and an ironically misspelled word. 

"We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we're embarrassed," they wrote. "We errnoeously [sic] used a male symbol instead of a female symbol."