The official Twitter account for Netflix’s supernatural series The scary adventures of Sabrina caused outrage on Sunday, January 10, with a tweet referring to “Bloody Sunday” that featured a series of images of cast members, including star Kiernan Shipka, splattered with fake blood. See below.
The presumably unintentional reference – Netflix was asked for a comment – of the tragic 1972 massacre in Derry, Northern Ireland, prompted fans of the show to respond, indicating that the caption would likely be viewed as offensive and the streamer may want to again think so.
“Please take a minute to read your caption and then paste it into Google. Then apologize to your Irish fans and everyone involved in the atrocities, ”wrote one frustrated user.
The caption is also the title of a song by the Irish rock band U2, which describes the horror of the problems in Northern Ireland and focuses on the 1972 incident when British troops shot and killed 14 unarmed demonstrators.
Several users also pointed out that the tweet echoed a scene in British comedy I am Alan Partridge, in which Steve Coogan’s character uses the phrase “Sunday Bloody Sunday” without realizing that it was a massacre.