Dude: Salon calls #CancelColbert activist Suey Park ‘Chop Suey Park’

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Um, what? That didn’t really happen, did it? Oh yes. It did.

Salon.com’s verified Twitter account promoted an interview with Suey Park, the Korean-American activist and writer behind the #CancelColbert and #NotYourAsianSidekick Twitter campaigns. A few quotes from the interview:

Read the whole thing for context.

But we’ll put that aside for the moment to focus on this: Instead of tagging Park with her Twitter handle, @suey_park, the social media editor tagged @Chop_Suey_Park, a parody account. Screen capture via Hiw.me:

salon-chop-suey-park

That’s quite a screw-up.

The tweet from Salon’s verified account was quickly and quietly deleted (with no public apology issued), but this tweet hasn’t disappeared … yet.

@Salon_Politics is not a verified account, but Salon claimed ownership in a 2012 article.

While Park mentioned the tweet that tagged @Chop_Suey_Park, she was more focused on her criticisms of the Salon piece.

[Update]

Hours later, an apology from Salon for the tweet — an apology that doesn’t mention the specific Twitter handle that was used, natch:

http://twitter.com/#!/Salon/status/451790653455073280

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/03/dude-salon-tags-cancelcolbert-activist-suey-park-with-chop-suey-park-twitter-handle/

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