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Air Force Apologizes For A-10 Tweet Referencing ‘Yanny’ Or ‘Laurel’ Clip

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The U.S. Air Force issued an apology Thursday for a tweet “made in poor taste” that praised a mission against Taliban forces while referencing a viral audio clip.

We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. It has since been removed.

— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) May 17, 2018

The now-deleted tweet said that “Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard” the “#Yanny or #Laurel” audio clip than the deafening sound of “#BRRRT” from an A-10 jet.

The Air Force tried to go with the Laurel and Yanny meme. It bombed https://t.co/D04WvEdMOX pic.twitter.com/HDTwaOX818

— Mandy Mayfield (@mandypmayfield) May 17, 2018


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