Twitter can be a tricky place when it comes to hashtags and racism. The latest examples is the #RedskinsPride trending topic that went horrible wrong.
Reports the Urban Daily:
First it was “#askRKelly” and then “#MyNYPD” and now the Washington Redskins have logged the latest Twitter Hashtag campaign gone horribly wrong.
The NFL franchise has been fending off mounting criticism for the use of their name and its racist origins, but ownership attempted to rally the fans on social media to tell Senator Harry Reid–a vocal critic– to express their #RedSkinsPride. Reid issued a formal letter to the NFL asking the league to endorse a name change for the Redskins but owner Dan Snyder has insisted he won’t change it. So they doubled-down and took it the to the digital streets:
Check out an example of how those in favor of the name change used the hashtag below, and check out more examples over at The Urban Daily.