ExxonMobil’s Tone Deaf Tweet About ‘Green Book’ Oscar Win Leaves Twitter In Shambles

Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - November 22, 2012: An Exxon gas station in Cheyenne. ExxonMobil is a multinational oil and gas company and one of the largest corporations in the world.

ExxonMobil’s Tone Deaf Tweet About ‘Green Book’ Oscar Win Leaves Twitter In Shambles

"Weird flex, but okay."

Published February 27th

ExxonMobil sent Twitter into shambles after they tweeted about carrying a similar book to the one mentioned in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book.

  1. For those unfamiliar with the film, 'Green Book,' starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, discussed the classic guides many African-Americans used to travel through segregated areas of the US

    Green Books provided African-Americans with safe routes, and details on hotels, restaurants and service stations they could frequent during the segregation of Jim Crow.

  2. ExxonMobil posted a tweet praising the 'Green Book' film's big win and sharing a little bit of trivia as well

    "Green Book" might be an Academy Award-winning film, but did you know it was a real guide sold at ExxonMobil's Esso service stations for African-American travelers in the mid-20th century? We're celebrating its history this #Oscars season," the tweet explained.

    (Screenshot via Twitter/ExxonMobil)
  3. Fans immediately replied to ExxonMobil's tweets with thoughts on its message
  4. ExxonMobil has since deleted the controversial tweet

Written by BET Staff

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