British Army in racism row after ‘blackface’ soldier tweet

The Army has apologised after coming under fire for tweeting a picture of a soldier in the jungle that users claimed was “racist”.
A picture posted by a military account showed a soldier wearing dark camouflage paint, looking at the camera and pulling a face.
The tweet from the British Army’s verified Twitter account said: “Being a soldier in the jungle requires a robust sense of humour.”
The post was deleted but not before screenshots were shared on the social network, with users criticising the tweet as inappropriate.
Some even claimed it was racist, accusing the military of “blackface”... read more

19 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman

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