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Atlanta police backfire with tweet about Beyonce and gunfire

8 months 1 week 5 days ago Friday, February 03 2017 Feb 3, 2017 February 03, 2017 3:22 PM February 03, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

ATLANTA - Atlanta police admit they backfired with a tweet urging people not to celebrate Beyonce's pregnancy with celebratory gunfire.

Following the singer's announcement Wednesday that she's pregnant with twins, the department tweeted, "Beyonce may have everyone wanting to celebrate her pregnancy, but remember no celebratory gunfire! Stay safe, Atlanta!"

Police spokesman Sgt. Warren Pickard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution some people found it funny while others were offended.

The department soon deleted the tweet and sent out another apologizing for the "inappropriate" tweet.

Pickard said the decision was made to take the tweet down "because it doesn't focus on what we do every day as a public safety department."

"We wanted to somehow add comedic relief to the things going on around the world, and we missed the mark," Pickard said.

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