Uh-oh, the word police aren’t going to be happy about this. The Wall Street Journal just deleted a tweet saying China’s President Xi Jinping has “a chink in his armor” and is now “vulnerable”:
We’re not sure if this tweet was the actual headline of the piece or if it was written specifically for Twitter. Here’s what the headline says as of the writing of this post:
And the outrage:
The U.S. Army was called out for the use of a similar expression in January of this year and ESPN fired writer Anthony Federico for using “chink in the armor” in the headline of a story NBA star Jeremy Lin in 2012.