UPDATE: Edmonton MP apologizes after Buzz Word Bingo tweet sparks criticism
EDMONTON – Edmonton Griesbach MP Kerry Diotte apologized Tuesday after a picture he posted on Twitter generated a lot of criticism on social media.
The tweet by the Conservative MP, which was posted Monday afternoon, reads: “Update. Play along during QP today. Thanks @KellyMcCauleyMP for this HOC version of Liberal Bingo. #cdnpoli #yeg”
McCauley is also a Conservative MP who represents Edmonton West.
— KerryDiotte (@KerryDiotte) February 22, 2016
The picture then shows a Bingo-like card titled “Liberal Buzz Word Bingo” with words such as “Syrians”, “Indigenous”, “consulting” and “First Nations”.
Many people responded to Diotte’s tweet with comments such as “Really? Indigenous is a “buzz word”? Disgusting. #racism #colonization”, “Wish you were working hard to represent #Griesbach instead! What have you done for us lately? #embarrassing” and “Very professional. This kind of attitude is why CPC is out of power, and will be for a long time.”
— Kelly Buckley (@Kelly_A_Bee) February 23, 2016
— Ryan Wright (@ryanwright) February 23, 2016
— Tilia cordata (@linden_c) February 23, 2016
The #CPC continues their campaign of ignorance.
— Rob Armstrong (@RobVArmstrong) February 22, 2016
— timbulger (@timbulger) February 23, 2016
— Martin Badke, CJL (@lauxmyth) February 23, 2016
— Dan Brothers (@brotherdan87) February 22, 2016
— Erin Craig (@ErinCraig11) February 23, 2016
Diotte’s tweet was deleted on Tuesday morning. Global News reached out to Diotte late Monday night for a comment but didn’t hear back.
On Tuesday morning, Diotte tweeted an apology, saying some of the tweets he sent Monday were juvenile.
*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on Feb. 22 and was updated with Diotte’s apology tweet on Feb. 23.
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