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01/30/2014 08:04 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2014

MSNBC Apologizes For 'Offensive' Tweet About Conservatives And Cheerios

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MSNBC was forced to backtrack on Wednesday night after what it said was an "offensive" tweet about conservatives sent from its account.

The tweet alluded to the racist backlash to a 2013 Cheerios ad that featured an interracial family. Cheerios has released a similar ad, and MSNBC sent this tweet in response:

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.”

Predictably, a fair amount of outrage followed, and MSNBC apologized:

(h/t Daily Intel)

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