Newspaper under fire for offensive ’12 Years a Slave’ headlines
A central Illinois newspaper is under fire for its choice of words when announcing the big Oscar winner for Best Motion Picture.
The News-Gazette decided to play off of 12 Years a Slave’s title and write “12 Years a Slave” escapes with top Oscar” as its main headline.
The twittersphere was not amused.
— Miss Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 3, 2014
The Denver Post also thought it was a good idea to play off the movie’s title:
And then: ’12 Years a Slave’ escapes pull of ‘Gravity’ for win” from the Denver Post, running on at least 25 sites. pic.twitter.com/5ST9bhElIC
— Alex Hardy (@chrisalexander_) March 3, 2014
What do you think of the paper’s choice in words?
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