Looters destroyed decades-old family businesses. Burned down buildings. Shut down the city.

So what is one city councilman worried about today?

Hurting the feelings of the yoots who wrought havoc in the name of social justice.

No, really. City Council president Jack Young apologized for calling the thugs “thugs.”

Instead, he says, they were…“misdirected.”

“Misdirected?”

Seems like the toilet paper-filchers and sneaker thieves knew exactly which direction they were headed.

The good news? Musician Questlove will love this new euphemism for the T-word.