2019 hasn’t began effectively for BuzzFeed, After false articles and employees layoffs, the clickbait-merchant-turned-liberal-news-outlet has now taken to attempting to ban memes that offend America’s Democratic celebration.
The controversy started at President Trump’s State of the Union tackle on Tuesday evening. Among the ocean of fits in attendance, a bunch of feminine congresswomen stood out, sporting white to honor the suffragettes who fought for girls’s proper to vote 100 years earlier.
Crafty meme-smiths had different issues in thoughts. After Virginia’s Democrat governor Ralph Northam was rumbled for showing in a photograph displaying two males posing in Ku Klux Klan robes and a minstrel-style blackface, the web bought to work. A photograph depicting the Congresswomen in Klan hoods did the rounds on Twitter, eliciting chuckles from the fitting and groans from the left.
“All they’re missing are hoods and grand-wizard Northam to lead the way,” learn one other iteration of the meme. BuzzFeed intervened, lobbying Twitter to ban the offensive meme. “Twitter is allowing this altered photo comparing women members of Congress who wore white to the State of the Union to the KKK to circulate on its platform despite its own policy that doesn’t allow ‘symbols historically associated with hate groups,’” the information website complained.