The United States Air Force apologized on Thursday for sending a tweet about killing terrorists that some found to be insensitive.
The original tweet played off of the viral “Laurel v. Yanny” debate, and read, “The Taliban forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10.”
— The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2018
There’s a pattern in calling gang members “animals,” in the Air Force joking about killing people, in the notion that protestors in Gaza deserve their death because of their government. It is the dehumanizing of our enemies and is the most common of excuses for immoral actions.
— Ryan D. Enos (@RyanDEnos) May 17, 2018
After some backlash for “dehumanizing” terrorists, the Air Force deleted the tweet and sent out an apology. (RELATED: Air Force Weighs In On Laurel/Yanny Debate By Bragging About Killing Terrorists)
“We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10,” they said. “It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. It has since been removed.”
We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. It has since been removed.
— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) May 17, 2018
We live in a society where journos tell us MS-13 deserve our respect, but criticize the air force for shooting terrorists https://t.co/SZaFDLmZzU
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 17, 2018
No no noooooo! It was awesome! You’re letting the terrorists win. https://t.co/mIlewBy7Fc
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 17, 2018