Possibly among the most evergreen of evergreen tweets. Because, Vox.
Here’s what happened: Vox’s Kelsey McKinney decided to post an article in which she whined about rapper Iggy Azalea referring to herself as the “queen of rap.” Azalea, you see is white. So in calling herself the “queen of rap,” she’s totally disregarding decades of black history and stuff:
Just one teeeeeensy little problem: It wasn’t Iggy Azalea who sent out that tweet. McKinney might’ve known that if she’d bothered to look at the Twitter handle or, better yet, clicked on it. But evidently she didn’t.
And so, Vox did the honorable thing:
Hey, where’d it go?
Oh, poorly-researched post … we hardly knew ye!
But it’s not over yet. Like magic, the article reappeared. With some modified text:
And a correction:
Yeah, except no it doesn’t. Because here’s the thing: Technically, the account McKinney mistook for Azalea’s isn’t a parody account. It’s a fan account.
We almost feel sorry for her. But not really.
But not quite good enough.
Turns out, McKinney couldn’t even delete properly:
Bet now you really wish you could burn it all, huh, Kelsey?
OK, we’ve got another correction and text change:
Think you’ve got it covered now, Kelsey?