Offbeat Air Force apologizes for tweet using 'Laurel vs. Yanny' meme to promote mission against Taliban

22:20  17 may  2018
22:20  17 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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The link included in the tweet is a story about Air Force air support efforts to prevent Taliban forces from overtaking Farah city which is a long way off from the light-hearted debate that ensued over " Laurel or Yanny ."

  Air Force apologizes for tweet using 'Laurel vs. Yanny' meme to promote mission against Taliban © Provided by The Hill

The Air Force on Thursday apologized for an earlier tweet using the "Yanny vs. Laurel" meme to tout the U.S. mission against Taliban forces, saying the post was made in poor taste and is being addressed internally.

The original tweet referenced a viral audio clip that has divided internet users this week, with some people saying they hear "laurel," while other users say they hear "yanny."

"The Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10," the Air Force said in the now-deleted tweet.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White was asked at a press briefing on Thursday whether she thought the tweet's tone was appropriate.

She said she would take a look at the post and get back to reporters with a response.

The Air Force then deleted the tweet.

The original tweet linked to a report about the deployment of A-10 Warthog attack aircraft over western Afghanistan to fight off Taliban forces besieging the city of Farah.

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