Users on Twitter blasted CNN on Tuesday after the network sent out news alerts and gave prominent coverage to the marriage problems of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt instead of the death of Terrence Crutcher.
Dash cam video released on Monday showed Crutcher with his hands in the air moments before he was shot and killed by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby. The Tulsa police chief confirmed that Crutcher's vehicle had broken down and that he was unarmed when he was shot.
But readers could have easily missed the link to the Crutcher story buried on CNN.com because the site instead made its feature story about Jolie's move to divorce Pitt.
"It's over," the CNN.com page announced in large type.
On Twitter, many readers complained that they had received news alerts about the Hollywood marriage instead of notifications about police killing an unarmed black man.
Read a selection of the tweets below.
Why is the headline on @CNN about a Hollywood divorce when there's police killing unarmed black men on video? #TerenceCruthcher— lindsey bacher (@lindsey bacher)1474384325.0
Angelina filing for divorce made the same CNN headlines as ANOTHER unarmed black man being killed today and you don't understand BLM...— Leah. (@Leah.)1474384686.0
Uarmed black man shot by police. Headline story on @CNN ? Brad and Angelina. #TerenceCruther #blacklivesmatter— Jon (@Jon)1474385558.0
Another unarmed black man was killed by police & why TF CNN sending me updates about Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt divorcing— EntreprenuHER (@EntreprenuHER)1474385586.0
Font size as information design. #Brangelina divorce: 136px. #Terence Crutcher killed: 15px. Screen shots from @CNN… https://t.co/ZO8yu48WxV— Christopher Simmons (@Christopher Simmons)1474387820.0
The public execution of Terence Crutcher nowhere to be found on CNN but Bradgelina's divorce made the top headline— matthew white (@matthew white)1474388066.0
Another Black man killed by police. Cover story on @CNN .com is BrAngelina divorce. Welcome to Amerikkka!— HakLove (@HakLove)1474388499.0
CNN has that divorce on their page like it's the most important news in the world. But Terence Crutcher gets a little ass link to a story— G. (@G.)1474389583.0
Another Black Man Is Killed By Cops And They're On CNN Trying To Break Down @DonaldJTrumpJr "Skittle" Tweet And Brad And Angelina's Divorce🤔— William Nicholson (@William Nicholson)1474395834.0
.@CNN Priorities. #TerrenceCrutcher https://t.co/c4BMu4N6yO— Susan Sarandon (@Susan Sarandon)1474387416.0