On Wednesday, MSNBC tweeted a link to the story about an upcoming Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial familyby by saying that “maybe the rightwing will hate it.”
MSNBC came under fire last month over a similar issue when a panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s end-of-the-year show mocked Mitt Romney for having an adopted black grandson. Harris-Perry later apologized.
A few hours later, MSNBC tweeted that it was deleting the offensive tweet:
We are deleting the earlier offensive tweet. It does not reflect msnbc’s position and we apologize.— msnbc (@msnbc) January 30, 2014