American Apparel issues apology after posting picture of Challenger explosion as fireworks

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 1986. (Photo Credit: Kennedy Space Center/MGN Online)

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 1986. (Photo Credit: Kennedy Space Center/MGN Online)

American Apparel issued a public apology Thursday after the company posted a picture of the space shuttle Challenger disaster to its Tumblr page, saying it was fireworks.

The Los Angeles Times reports the company said it was an honest mistake by a young social media employee who was born after the 1986 explosion that killed all seven crew members.

The company deleted the post and issued an apology.



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