06/22/2015 10:55 am ET

Slack Co-Founder Slams WSJ Over Tone-Deaf Charleston Editorial


Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield eviscerated The Wall Street Journal over an editorial about the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, last week.

The Journal published an opinion piece on June 18, the day after the shooting, that described the motivation of suspected gunman Dylann Roof, who is charged with murdering nine people in a historic black church, as “a problem that defies explanation.” The article also claimed that the “system and philosophy of institutionalized racism identified by Dr. King no longer exists.”

Butterfield responded to the article, unleashing a series of tweets Sunday night:

Butterfield also praised Jon Stewart’s moving monologue on the June 19 episode of “The Daily Show” in which the comedian refused to make jokes about the mass shooting in Charleston.

H/T The Verge