The newest season of The Bachelorette premiered on Monday night.
Rachel Lindsay is the first ever black Bachelorette and while viewers were loving her following the season premiere, Newsweek found itself in some hot water.
The magazine published a story on Tuesday with the headline, “Unlike New ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay, Single Black Women Rarely Date Outside Their Race” and the reaction was not great.
Twitter reminded Newsweek that the headline is misleading, problematic and false.
@Newsweek Y'all know we can all go to the same schools now and everything too right? Amazing time we live in
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) May 24, 2017
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) May 24, 2017
This is obviously click bait once you read the article. But why reduce yourself to write something that pushes a toxic and false message? https://t.co/Q0zNkxf7WY
— Jamie Broadnax (@JamieBroadnax) May 24, 2017
— Kels (@zaynlove2016) May 24, 2017
On Wednesday, Newsweek tweeted an apology in response to the criticism on Twitter.
Newsweek has removed a story posted on May 23 about the Bachelorette. We apologize for any offense it caused.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 24, 2017