A screengrab of the British Royal Army’s official Twitter account shows a tweet depicting a soldier during a jungle training exercise in Costa Rica. The tweet was criticized for its resemblance to racist “black-face” makeup, and removed. BRITISH ROYAL ARMY
The Independent: British Army accused of racism after official tweet shows soldier wearing 'blackface' camouflage in jungle
'Being a soldier in the jungle requires a robust sense of humour,' the tweet read
The British Army is facing accusations of racism after a photo was posted from its official Twitter account showing a soldier wearing camouflage that critics compared to “blackface”.
“Being a #soldier in the jungle requires a robust sense of humour,” the tweet read, showing a troop pulling a face while wearing dark face paint and pointing a gun.
The message was deleted minutes after it was posted on Wednesday morning amid a storm of criticism.
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WNU Editor: A sign of the times .... on social media everyone gets offended over something nowadays.
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