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People Magazine Under Fire For Racist Viola Davis Tweet

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The Twitterverse lashed out at People magazine on Thursday night after the publication posted some seemingly racist tweets about, Viola Davis.

Before the premiere of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, the magazine posted a questionable tweet that had social media users up in arms.

“Waiting for Viola to break into ‘You is kind. You is smart. You is important.’ #HowToGetAwayWithMurder,” the tweet read, drawing reference to Viola’s role in the 2011 drama, The Help.

The publication did some damage control and apologized for the post, writing:

“Apologies for the earlier tweet. We love HTGAWM & The Help, where that quote was from. But it was stupid & insensitive. Won’t happen again.”

The outlet should be way more apologetic because there wasn’t just one “insensitive” tweet. Earlier in the evening, the mag posted a tweet about Kerry Washington’s hair during the premiere of Scandal.

“Olivia’s back to straight hair so you KNOW she means business. #Scandal.”

Both tweets have since been deleted.

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