On Thursday morning, WaPo Express (The Washington Post’s free daily newspaper) had a major fail.
In a somewhat cringe-worthy chain of events, WaPo Express tweeted a picture of their most recent cover story about the Women’s March on Washington. The cover story looked beautiful with “The Modest Start To A Massive March” written in bold letters across the front ― except for one (rather large) mistake: encircling the title was a group of people made into the shape of a male symbol.
It’s obvious the WaPo editor meant to use the female symbol, but unfortunately mixed the two up.
The original WaPo Express tweet was quickly deleted after a swift backlash from Twitter users who informed the newspaper of the error.
The newspaper issued an apology along with an updated cover with the correct gender symbol.
“We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we’re very embarrassed,” WaPo Express wrote in a tweet. “We erroneously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol.”
They also tweeted a new cover, writing: “This is how the cover should have looked. We apologize for the mistake.”