Delta Just Tweeted A Giraffe To Represent Ghana, Because Africa

Team USA just played one hell of a match against Ghana in the World Cup. So Delta Airlines paid homage to these wonderful athletes with a Statue of Liberty and a giraffe.


Obviously Lady Liberty represents America, but Delta just walked into that prickly zone of reducing Africa, a continent of more than a billion people, to simply animals. If you've taken a civics class in the last 15 years, you might be familiar with a similar situation where AT&T touted international calling to Africa with a monkey on the phone. (There were actual humans for the other continent.)

Predictably, several people are calling Delta out, including some pointing out that maybe giraffes don't even live in Ghana? The tweet still stands.

UPDATE: Delta removed the tweet around 9:30 p.m.

UPDATE 2: Everyone on Twitter seems to be enjoying this, especially the part about Ghana not having giraffes:



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