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#NiggerNavy is a hashtag used to mock a typographical error tweeted by the @YahooFinance Twitter feed, in which they mistakenly posted the n-word instead of "bigger" in early January 2017.


On January 5th, 2017, @YahooFinance posted a link to a news story with the description "Trump wants a much n* navy: Here's how much it'll cost" (shown below). Approximately 45 minutes later, the tweet was deleted.


That evening, /r/BlackPeopleTwitter[3] moderator Dawood16 stickied a screenshot of the tweet to the top of the subreddit. Shortly after, @YahooFinance[4] tweeted an apology for the spelling error (shown below).

Yahoo Finance @YahooFinance YAHOO! FINANCE Follow We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake. RETWEETS LIKES 6,418 8,595 12:02 AM-6 Jan 2017 わ1.4K 6.4K 8.6K

Meanwhile, Twitter user @JeSuisDawn[6] launched the hashtag #NiggerNavy,[5] leading other users to adopt the hashtag in tweets mocking the typo (shown below).

@nugget2times On this day in 1985, LT. Smith proved that "Hennything is Possible" when he used Hennessy as Ship fuel. #NiggerNavy Jay Dior @JayKenMinaj な Follow S.S. Deadass RETWEETS LIKES 2,1972,715 12:48 AM-6 Jan 2017 わ16 2.2K 2.7K Czar Pharaoh Khan @3CarryOnltems #NiggerNavy Seal RETWEETS LIKES 11:41 PM-5 Jan 2017 わ

On January 6th, BuzzFeed[1] published an article about the online reaction to the tweet titled "Black Twitter Roasted Yahoo Finance After The 'Nigger Navy' Typo Tweet." The same day, Redditor Wrathchild89 posted a picture of a woman sitting on a chair while scuba diving underwater with the caption "when your man in the nigger navy and he ain't texting back" (shown below, left). In 13 hours, the post received more than 2,500 votes (97% upvoted) on /r/BlackPeopleTwitter.[7] Meanwhile, Redditor bagdar submitted a Spongebob Squarepants image macro featuring the character Squidward watching Spongebob and Patrick frolicking outside to /r/blackpeopletwitter,[2] where it gained over 5,200 votes (92% upvoted) and 170 comments within 8 hours.

when your man in the nigger navy and he ain't texting back. Black Twitter: Nigger Nigger ahahahahahaha Nigger Navy maooOO00O White folk:

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in reply to Hyval the Emolga

Considering it was started by black people themselves only for fun, that seems highly unlikely.

Ironically, black people these days have a thicker skin towards racial stuff than the white people trying to "protect minorities" bylabeling things as offensive.


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