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: