NBC Deletes Endorsement Of Oprah As ‘OUR Future President’ After Outrage
NBC has deleted a deeply controversial tweet from last night’s Golden Globes. During the award show, the official NBC handle tweeted that Oprah will be “OUR future president” during the opening monologue.
There has been a great deal of speculation about the iconic talk show host running for president.
The tweet led to bipartisan outrage online, with reporters and commenters on both sides saying it was a bad look for a national news company to openly endorse a potential candidate for president, even if the tweet was meant to be a joke.
It turns out, the tweet did in fact violate the network policy. After being up for 14 hours, NBC deleted the tweet and released this statement:
Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet.The tweet was left up for over fourteen hours and had accumulated tens of thousands of social media interactions at the time of it’s deletion.
Golden Globes host Seth Myers promised that the event would be extremely political. He wasn’t lying.