Gun Cure for Hiccups? NBC Affiliate's Tasteless FB Joke Prompts Criticism,

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Dallas-Fort Worth NBC-affiliate KXAS apologized Feb. 2 for an insensitive Facebook post promoting a news story about a “Fort Hood soldier [who] was fatally shot after his friend tried to cure him of the hiccups by scaring him with a loaded gun.”

KXAS wrote “BOOops” in its Facebook post, a combination of “Boo” and “oops,” included a photo of a gun, and asked readers to “SHARE your best solution for getting rid of the hiccups below!”  According to the Daily Dot, KXAS took down the post after “40 minutes” and its apology read:

“We have removed the previous post to our Facebook page that many of you felt was insensitive, we apologize for the error in judgment.”

Hat Tip: Gawker

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Gun Cure for Hiccups? NBC Affiliate’s Tasteless FB Joke Prompts Criticism, Apology

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