Members of the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel were met with an unfortunate typo on Sunday, which misspelled the word “flag” as "f--" for Flag Day. This major faux pas came at a rather inappropriate time, while cities like Brooklyn, Boston, and Washington D.C were all celebrating the annual gay-pride festival.
Twitter users were quick to jump on the mistake:
— Alyssa Zauderer (@Alyssa_Zauderer) June 14, 2015
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Of course, “Coffee Meets Bagel” came back with multiple apologies:
We wholeheartedly apologize for the message some members received today. The misspelling of Flag Day was a mistake and a complete oversight.— Coffee Meets Bagel (@coffeeMbagel) June 14, 2015
We're updating our process to ensure this does not happen again. CMB, as a company and as individuals, celebrates the LGBTQ community.— Coffee Meets Bagel (@coffeeMbagel) June 14, 2015
As well as taking to Twitter, Coffee Meets Bagel sent out an e-mail to all of their members, which reads, in part:
“I would like to apologize wholeheartedly for the message you received this afternoon. The misspelling of Flag Day was a mistake and a complete oversight. We're updating our process to ensure something like this does not happen again.
Coffee Meets Bagel, as a company and as individual employees, celebrates the LGBTQ community and would never use such a word.”
“Coffee Meets Bagel” claims to be “the only dating app that women love!” Hopefully, the app will get its social media department together before next year’s Flag Day