The Washington Post’s Express magazine ran a cover story about the coming women’s march in Washington D.C. that’s scheduled to take place the day after Donald Trump’s election.
However, the magazine’s cover artist made an embarrassing error when trying to illustrate the march, as they used the Mars symbol traditionally used to represent masculinity, instead of the Venus symbol traditionally used to represent femininity.
The team at Express recognized their error quickly and sent out an apology for it with a corrected cover.
This is how the cover should have looked. We apologize for the mistake. pic.twitter.com/MKKOkHPV8T
— Express (@WaPoExpress) January 5, 2017
That said, Express’s correction came too late to prevent mass ridicule on Twitter. Check out some of the choice reactions below.
[runs up, out of breath]
<gasping for breath>
With the sym-
You used the wrong-
— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 5, 2017
hire more women
— Ashley Louise (@AshleyLLouise) January 5, 2017
It was so funny I'm not even mad. @WaPoExpress
— Laura 'Ban the Nazis' Shortridge (@DiscordianKitty) January 5, 2017
you guys should be proud of how progressive you looked by honoring trans people
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) January 5, 2017
"BUT IT WAS PINK" – your all male editorial team (hire some ladies, thanks)
— Nell (@Importantverbs) January 5, 2017
Hi Washington Post Express! I use spell check & look at my images before posting my tweets. Hire me! pic.twitter.com/06NKsUKFJM
— Blocked by Mayor Marty Walsh (@chipgoines) January 5, 2017