Social Media Fail of the Day: New England Patriots Thank Racist Twitter User

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Social Media Fail of the Day: New England Patriots Thank Racist Twitter User
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Whoever handles the Patriots' social media is probably not having a very fun Friday at work - assuming they are still employed.

To celebrate their 1 millionth follower on Thursday, the Patriots asked people to retweet an image of a digital jersey to receive a customized version with their Twitter handle on the back.

The account then tweeted out a thank you to an account with an extremely racist username, complete with an accompanying jersey emblazoned with the slur.
They have since deleted the offensive tweet and apologized for the "filtering" error.

Social Media Backfire of the Day: Dr. Oz Gets Blasted in Twitter Q&A

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Seriously? Again?

In what is becoming a regular thing these days, yet another celebrity in the midst of controversy has reached out to people on Twitter, and yet again it has backfired.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has been under fire for promoting suspicious weight loss products on his show, initiated an online Q&A on Tuesday for people to submit their medical questions.

Instead, he was inundated with Tweets basically calling him a snake oil salesman and a quack.

Here's a few notable examples, but you can read them all on the hashtag: #OzsInbox.