TOKYO (CBS/AP) — Walt Disney Japan has apologized after a tweet sent from its corporate Twitter account wished readers “congratulations on a not special day” on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
The company on Monday offered “deep apologies,” saying it would take care to avoid such mistakes in the future.READ MORE: Santa Rosa Lawmaker Proposes Plan For City-Sanctioned Sideshows
In English, the tweet sent Sunday conveyed “A very merry unbirthday to you!” from a song in the Disney film “Alice in Wonderland.” The Japanese translation described the day as “not special,” prompting sharp criticism.READ MORE: San Francisco Police Arrest Homicide Suspect Hours After Fatal Shooting
Japan holds solemn ceremonies each year to mourn the more than 74,000 people killed in the bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
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