- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 6:32PM
A journalist has come under heavy criticism for an insensitive joke he posted on Twitter soon after an explosion killed at least 19 people and injured about 50 others at an Ariana Grande concert in the UK.
US-based freelance writer David Leavitt, who claims to have reviewed games, tech, fashion and travel for major news outlets including CBS, AXS, Yahoo and The Examiner, posted the sick tweet to his 59,000 followers shortly after the horrifying attack.
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At the time of writing, the tweet has been replied to more than 24,000 times, with almost everyone voicing their disgust over the clearly inappropriate tweet:
In fact he continued on with his antics, simply making matters worse for him!
Obviously feeling the heat, Leavitt has since posted two more tweets apologising for his actions, but the damage was already done. There have been calls for him to resign or be fired for his tweets.
- This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.