The U.S. Army is being called on to delete their bizarre Saint Patrick's Day tweet featuring "shamrocks" flying from bombs and guns.
Twitter was bemused on St. Patrick's Day 2018 to see the U.S. Army tweeting a weird Paddy's Day message showing shamrocks (actually four-leaved clovers) flying from guns and a soldier dancing over a superimposed tricolor (Irish flag).
Now retweeted over 3.5k thousand times, the message read “Happy #StPatricksDay from the #USArmy. We appreciate how everyone wears a little green like us today.”
The video accompanying it shows clips from what seems to be an Army training video with cartoon clovers edited in to replace the bullets coming from guns and helicopters strikes.
We appreciate how everyone wears a little green like us today. pic.twitter.com/NQc2xJLkkD— U.S. Army (@USArmy) March 17, 2018
The video has been heavily criticized with some calling for its removal.
Who could have possibly thought it was a good idea to make this video?
I guess US missiles, shells, and bullets are cute -- and most definitely don't kill Iraqi, Yemeni, Afghan, and Syrian civilians -- when you put cartoon shamrocks on them pic.twitter.com/fWoe83eSue— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) March 17, 2018
Greetings from Ireland. What a disgusting video. I doubt you’ll have very many Irish people happy to see this video of yours. #Tasteless— Prof. Barry O'Sullivan, MRIA (@BarryOSullivan) March 17, 2018
Some even called on government leaders currently in the U.S. for Saint Patrick's Day to have a word:
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