Canada’s Yukon Chamber of Mines slammed over Trump-related tweet

When the folks at Canada’s Yukon Chamber of Mines published a social media post last week intended to promote the territory’s mining industry, they never thought so many people would be offended by it.

Far from serving its purpose, the tongue-in-cheek tweet has since been the target of relentless criticism, with some labelling it as "offensive" and "xenophobic."

Canada’s Yukon Chamber of Mines slammed over Trump-related tweet

The day after Donald Trump won the US Presidential election, the organization tweeted out “Hey @realDonaldTrump, we hear you’re interested in walls…” alongside an image of the beginnings of a brick wall and a slogan that reads “Yukon mining produces the BEST wall building materials.”

Canada’s Yukon Chamber of Mines slammed over Trump-related tweet

 

“This is insanely inappropriate,” tweeted Brianne Bremner.

“I had no idea you had anything to do with building walls, and now I know you think #xenophobia and #racism are funny. Not cool,” posted Neil Macdonald.

“Top #1 most embarrassing Yukon Miners moment,” said local musician Gordie Tentrees.

As of Tuesday, the controversial tweet remains up, but the same post has been deleted from the chamber’s’ Facebook page.

Hat Tip: Yukon News.