San Antonio Spurs player tweets selfie at Berlin Holocaust memorial, gets caught editing his insensitive caption.

San Antonio Spurs player tweets selfie at Berlin Holocaust memorial, gets caught editing his insensitive caption.
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San Antonio Spurs player tweets selfie at Berlin Holocaust memorial, gets caught editing his insensitive caption.

By "do it one time," I assume you don't mean "grieve for millions of innocents."
And by "lol," you mean...?

San Antonio point guard Danny Green has a very simple motto for his Twitter and Instagram accounts: "Respect is everything... I give what I get." Well, Mr. Green certainly has it coming today. As you can see from the screenshot above, the 27-year-old Green took a selfie at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews In Europe in Berlin, Germany while he was in town for an exhibition game against a Berlin team. He also captioned it "You know I had to do it one time lol #holocaust." 

Now, this is actually not the worst Holocaust selfie I've ever seen—that dishonor is reserved for American teen tourist Princess Breanna. Nevertheless, you could make a good argument that a selfie is fundamentally inappropriate and egotistical in this location, and you could make a rock-solid argument that "lol" and "#holocaust" are mutually exclusive sentiments. 

Green, for his part, realized he was being an ass and changed the caption on his Facebook picture:

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He also wrote a series of apologetic tweets.

San Antonio Spurs player tweets selfie at Berlin Holocaust memorial, gets caught editing his insensitive caption.

All told, I'd rate this social media incident as an "embarrassment" but not a "scandal." He screwed up, but he's a 27-year-old athlete who a.) visited the Memorial in his free time and b.) apologized and retracted his words. So basically, it's worth making fun of him today about it, but I will go back to being unaware Green exists in approximately 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

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(by Johnny McNulty)

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