ACLU Apologizes For Tweeting Photo Of White Baby With US Flag
The American Civil Liberties Union is doing damage control after Twitter leftists denounced the group for sharing a picture of a white baby holding an American flag.
In a tweet sent Wednesday afternoon, the ACLU captioned a photo of a blonde-haired Caucasian child wearing a free speech onesie and waving a flag, “This is the future that ACLU members want.”
Leftists were furious over the post because they believed it endorsed white supremacy.
The backlash to the innocuous tweet prompted the ACLU to tweet a correction where the group admitted the original message was somehow white supremacist. “When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is everywhere,” the left-wing organization responded.
The group sent another tweet clarifying that it only wanted promote a future where babies wore ACLU onesies.
The civil liberties group has come under fire recently from the Left for defending the free speech rights of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and alt-right groups.
The backlash against the ACLU for representing the organizers of the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., that led to violence forced the group to backtrack a bit from its pro-free speech stance.
Last week, it announced in response to that wave of outrage that it would no longer immediately defend groups that bring guns to demonstrations.