Space Shuttle Challenger explodes little more than a minute after takeoff at Cape Canaveral in 1986. American Apparel briefly posted a stylized version of this image in a Fourth of July post.
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes little more than a minute after takeoff at Cape Canaveral in 1986. American Apparel briefly posted a stylized version of this image in a Fourth of July post.
The Boston Globe

You can’t blame the young for the things that happened before they were born. And you can’t really blame them for not knowing stuff you remember, like who played centerfield for the 1949 Red Sox.

But it’s pretty safe to assume teenagers know about some of America’s biggest tragedies, like the JFK assassination or the attack on Pearl Harbor. Or the Challenger disaster.

American Apparel’s hired hand on social media missed that last bit of American history.

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The company blamed a young social media employee for mistakenly posting a photo of the space shuttle explosion in a Tumblr post about the fourth of July.

American Apparel quickly pulled the image down, but not before the embarrassing mistake was captured by angry readers:

Not everyone was buying the excuse:

(h/t: Bullett Media)