University College London apologises after 'white campus' tweet

University College London apologises after 'white campus' tweet

University College London apologised for its tweet

Thursday, December 14, 2017

University College London has apologised after tweeting to ask students if they were hoping for "a white campus.”

The tweet was posted in order to inform students that the university would be open despite snow in some areas and was intended as a play on "White Christmas."

It said: “Dreaming of a white campus? Our campuses will be open and operating fully today, Monday 11 December, so please make your way in as planned. [We can't guarantee snow but we'll try!]”

The tweet received backlash from Twitter users who found the wording offensive, according to The Evening Standard.

One person responded by tweeting: "This UCL Alumni is not dreaming of a white campus, thanks."

UCL then sent another tweet to apologise and included a link to Bing Crosby's White Christmas song. The tweet said “we chose our words very poorly yesterday when thinking of this song.

“We’re sorry and we’ll choose our words more carefully in the future.”

Yet following the apology University College London was then hit with more criticism as people claimed it was being too politically correct.

One Twitter user replied: "I am offended by this apology. So please apologise for apologising and retract it. Poltical correctness is becoming too dangerous."