The Washington Post was criticized Sunday for the headline of its obituary for the self-described Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which prompted a series of parody death notices on Twitter.
“The headline should never have read that way and we changed it quickly,” Kristine Coratti Kelly, The Washington Post’s vice president of communications, said in a statement to HuffPost.
#WaPoDeathNotices https://t.co/h6RePWSez3 — Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 27, 2019Heinrich Himmler, passionate chicken farmer, dies unexpectedly at 44 #WaPoDeathNotices — John Schindler (@20committee) October 27, 2019Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, wealth re-distributors in the banking sector, died today from extreme air conditioning.
#WaPoDeathNotices — Elayne Boosler (@ElayneBoosler) October 27, 2019Controversial environmentalist and rare jewelry collector, Thanos, was murdered today by billionaire Tony Stark #WaPoDeathNotices pic.twitter.com/MALwn8APAg — Bid Bolton (@bidbolton13) October 27, 2019Saddam Hussein, successful politician, oil baron and noted tough boss, dead at 69.
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