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.
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.
With our sincerest apologies: pic.twitter.com/BOF43jScV0— American Apparel (@americanapparel) July 3, 2014
American Apparel quickly pulled the image down, but not before the embarrassing mistake was captured by angry readers:
Not everyone was buying the excuse:
The excuse: Their social media mgr was born after Challenger disaster. That's lame. http://t.co/8QQ68A5oun— Robert Harding (@robertharding) July 4, 2014
The apology note here is *almost* worse than the original mistake: http://t.co/RhFYyDGegd— Dan Munz (@dan_munz) July 4, 2014
That’s right, blame the foreign kid born after a national tragedy. http://t.co/HkXzCUYEvQ— Adam L. Penenberg (@Penenberg) July 4, 2014
(h/t: Bullett Media)