Washington Redskins Thanksgiving Tweet Causes Controversy
A tweet from the Washington Redskins is causing controversy for using its Native American logo in the tweet.
Wishing you and your family a Happy #Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/qI3U7hbGhK— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 26, 2015
Maybe y’all should sit this one out RT @Redskins: Wishing you and your family a Happy #Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/FL6CKnPlyf— L S V (@The__Tactician) November 26, 2015
@Redskins remember how you continue to disrespect half of the people that were at Thanksgiving? Neat.— DwayneShintziusFan (@Cyrus_is_risen) November 26, 2015
.@Redskins pic.twitter.com/7YIui0qMHa— Skip Jayless (@Jay_Sanin) November 26, 2015
@Redskins tweet “Happy Thanksgiving,” PC police freak out - https://t.co/Is3bSekXRh— Red Alert Politics (@RedAlert) November 26, 2015
.@Redskins pic.twitter.com/sinbgYjICT— John (@e1duderino) November 26, 2015
The Native American imagery for sports teams has been controversial.
In early November, Adidas offered to help high schools change mascots logos considered offensive to Native Americans. Around 2,000 high schools across the U.S. have Native American mascots.
That same week President Obama said the Washington Redskins should consider changing it's logo, according the Wall Street Journal.