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Delta's giraffe gaffe

By Dorrine Mendoza, CNN
updated 11:49 AM EDT, Tue June 17, 2014
Many say Delta Airlines was culturally insensitive when it characterized Ghana with a photo of a giraffe. There are no wild giraffes in the country.
Many say Delta Airlines was culturally insensitive when it characterized Ghana with a photo of a giraffe. There are no wild giraffes in the country.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Airline's tweet indicated that it thought giraffes are native to Ghana; they are not
  • Delta deleted the tweet, but Twitter users have fun at airline's expense

(CNN) -- Delta Air Lines tweeted what was supposed to be a celebratory message after team USA defeated Ghana in Monday's World Cup match. It turned into a bit of a fiasco when Twitter users had to inform the company that, while Ghana has abundant wildlife, including lions, it doesn't have wild giraffes. The mistake gave the impression the airline did not do its homework about the country.

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