(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) tweeted out a photo of their staff holding the Ukrainian flag in a run of the mill attempt to virtue signal.
But, they did not realize the entire staff was holding the flag upside down, with the yellow on top and the blue on the bottom, until after posting the picture.
After getting blasted online, the tweet was deleted and that looked like the end of it.
Instead of deleting the post and letting people forget about it, the AFL-CIO reposted a laughably bad photoshopped version of the same picture in an attempt to correct their mistake.
The @AFLCIO has now deleted their photoshopped “stand with Ukraine” photo.
Join me on a journey.
5 PM – post photo with “Stand with Ukraine” posters
Get dragged for upside down Ukrainian flags
10 PM – post new image with signs photoshopped (poorly)
9:30 AM delete pic.twitter.com/8D7B6hPN4R
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 16, 2022
Looking closer, there are several misaligned attempts at the corrected flag alignment and fixes were not even attempted for many.
Needless to say, the ACL-CIO was appropriately mocked:
Whoever was in charge of making these signs should have looked at their twitter bio to see that the flag they added was blue over yellow not yellow over blue.
— Fungible Token (@g_sise) March 16, 2022
Way to showcase the quality work of Union Labor, guys.
— James Finley (@jamesdfinley) March 16, 2022
The top concern for American workers at the moment is a military conflict on the opposite side of the globe.
— Matt Carpenter (@mattcarp88) March 16, 2022
So their art and graphic design members are as useless as their geographers.
— Crepycidon (@crepycidon) March 16, 2022
Many also pointed out that Randi Weingarten, an American union leader and attorney, attempted a similar virtue signal and spelled ‘Ukraine’ incorrectly in her tweet:
Don’t forget about misspelling Ukraine https://t.co/05xb4TWCei pic.twitter.com/a3iaWxO3BG
— Mrs. Brassenstein (@MBrassenstein) March 16, 2022