Danny Green Makes Holocaust Gaffe on Facebook

by

comment
How do you balance the care-free nature of a spontaneous vacation selfie with the somber recognition of the systematic genocide that claimed the lives of millions of Jews? You don't. Just ask Danny Green.

The San Antonio Spurs guard, who is currently in Germany with the team for an exhibition game against Alba Berlin, quickly apologized for a social media faux pas made during a visit to the Holocaust Memorial. According to Deadspin, Green posted a photo of himself at the site on Facebook with a caption that ended with "lol #Holocaust." And make no mistake, there is nothing that is laugh out loud about the Holocaust.

danny-greenjpg

Photo via @TopRaiderFan

To his credit, Green recognized his lack of social media decorum and took to Twitter to issue out a series of rapid-fire apologies.

Clearly this was an unfortunate lapse in judgment on Green's part. Let's all consider this a lesson on how casual internet slang is probably not the best idea when you're paying your respects at a memorial for one of history's greatest atrocities.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.