Insensitive Tweets of the Day

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Insensitive Tweets of the Day
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In what should come as a surprise to nobody, approximately .012 seconds after the final whistle of Thursday's USA vs. Japan gold medal soccer match, an onslaught of racially-charged tweets hit the Interwebs. Because sports and war tragedies are equal in the minds of some knuckleheads, many tweets declared the 2-1 outcome -- in favor of the United States -- "payback for Pearl Harbor." Realistically, it was payback for a shootout loss in last year's World Cup final, but even in that case, the tweet storm which ensued trumpeted the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Japan Daily News has compiled a bunch of the offending tweets, for the entire world to see.

[jezebel]

Olympic Preview of the Day

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The members of the U.S. Women's National Team thought they'd let loose before the pressure of Olympic competition sets in -- so naturally, they decided to shoot a low-budget cover to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA."

The women play France on Wednesday.

[thanks, lisa!]