Yesterday (January 10), a social media rep posted photos of the cast covered in fake blood, captioning the tweet "Sunday Bloody Sunday." Twitter users quickly responded to the problematic use of the phrase, which most notably refers to the 1972 massacre in Northern Ireland that resulted in the death of 14 people.
As one user put it: "One of the darkest days of Irish history is NOT a punchline for Americans. Many of us come from families personally affected by the events of the troubles. You wouldn't have joked about 9/11. Don't joke about that."
The streamer has since deleted the tweet and offered an apology for the oversight [via Deadline]:
"Our tweet was unacceptable and has since been removed," a spokesperson said. "We are very sorry for the hurt and distress it caused."
See some of the reactions to the original tweet below.
Admit it... You just thought Bloody Sunday was the title of a U2 song, didn't you?— Daniel Baker (@twilightfur) January 11, 2021
FUCK SAKE YANKS— Big Sickle Energy (@Selkies__) January 11, 2021
Really encapsulates the frustration of a Sunday doesn't it?— Leon Sinclair (@LeonSinclair16) January 11, 2021
Uhhhh can you Google bloody sunday real quick? pic.twitter.com/HcKJYrCKtW— Declan (@DeclanChee) January 11, 2021
I think at least someone behind this account should perhaps look at the replies and maybe Google 'Bloody Sunday'.— Ryan Brown 🎮 (@Toadsanime) January 11, 2021
I almost feel sorry for the social media team who clearly scheduled this post to go out on a Sunday, when no one was working, and who is coming in to a complete shit show today. Almost. pic.twitter.com/lLM0HN1X0i— Hazel 🎄😷🎁 (@Hazel_ok) January 11, 2021