British Army accused of racism after tweet about ‘sense of humour’
The British Army may be looking for a new social media manager after this seriously misguided tweet.
Sent from the army’s official account, the tweet said: ‘Being a #soldier in the jungle requires a robust sense of humour’
It was accompanied by this photo:
As you can see, the soldier’s camo paint looks an awful lot like blackface.
Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go down too well with the army’s Twitter followers
In fact, one guy even saw into the future…
Because sure enough, the tweet was hastily deleted within an hour of it being posted.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the British Army for comment.
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