The opinion page of The New York Times was blasted on Saturday for a shocking tweet about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
"Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun," the paper's opinion page posted on Twitter.
During his confirmation, Kavanaugh was accused by a fellow Yale student of having "thrust his penis" into her face. She claimed he "caused her to touch it without her consent."
The tweet was deleted, but not before people took screengrabs to preserve the message.
The publication said the tweet was deleted because it was "poorly phrased."
What the hell is going on? “Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken form party mag seem like harmless fun… https://t.co/bjiRulxKgf— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1568503668.0
I'm kind of surprised they took this down, but don't worry, I kept it for your disgust https://t.co/Tsk6H4Gdeq— Evan Sutton (@Evan Sutton)1568504681.0
The New York Times just deleted this tweet that stated: "Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm par… https://t.co/xQ9jRDeVYa— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra)1568504385.0
The tweet is deleted but they really did say it. Having an unwanted penis shoved in your face is harmless fun accor… https://t.co/3xX2pZRtzW— 🔱🧜🏽♀️🔱Neptune’s Daughter🔮🐚🐳🐬🦀🐠🐡🐙🦑🐟 (@🔱🧜🏽♀️🔱Neptune’s Daughter🔮🐚🐳🐬🦀🐠🐡🐙🦑🐟)1568504915.0
This tweet rationalizing a new accusation of sexual assault against a SCOTUS justice (one that Trump’s FBI failed t… https://t.co/vm4YySaAxN— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1568504417.0