"No Celebratory Gunfire," Atlanta Police Apologize For Racist Tweet About Beyonce's Pregnancy

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Beyonce attends TIDAL X: 1015 at Barclays Center on October 15, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

"No Celebratory Gunfire," Atlanta Police Apologize For Racist Tweet About Beyonce's Pregnancy

APD came under fire for the unnecessary and self-described "inappropriate" message.

Published February 4, 2017

Atlanta police are quickly backtracking on a tweet they made after Beyonce announced she was pregnant.

On Twitter, someone from the department thought they were being funny, but they were definitely being racist when they assumed that her fans would want to empty rounds into the air.

“Beyonce may have everyone wanting to celebrate her pregnancy, but remember no celebratory gunfire!” the APD tweet read. “Stay safe, Atlanta!”

The since-deleted tweet was met with immediate backlash. People questioned the appropriateness of it and claims of racism were being made in abundance.

“What is wrong with you people?” someone asked. “If this is actually from @Atlanta_Police it is pretty disgusting. It's not funny or remotely amusing. This is not a laughing matter,” another person tweeted.

This prompted a follow-up by the Atlanta PD.

“We understand that the #Beyoncé Twitter post was inappropriate and for that we apologize,” they tweeted out on Wednesday.

Check out the apology tweet below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

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