Twitter Deems Hillary Duff’s Pilgrim Costume ‘Offensive’

Alex Pfeiffer | Contributor

Twitter decided Sunday that actress Hillary Duff and her boyfriend Jason Walsh’s pilgrim and Native American costumes were “offensive.”

Liberals all over Twitter were shocked about the costumes Duff and her boyfriend wore to a Halloween party Saturday night. Brittnany Packnett, a black activist who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, tweeted out a photo of the couple and wrote, “WHITE FOLKS, GET YOUR PEOPLE.”

Duff and her boyfriend later apologized for their costumes.

Twitter included Packnett’s tweet in their front-page “moments” article titled: “Hillary Duff is ‘SO sorry’ for her offensive Halloween costume.” (RELATED: Twitter Promotes Liberal News Stories)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actress Hilary Duff (L) and guest attend the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 28: Actress Hilary Duff (L) and guest attend the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 28: Hilary Duff (R) and Jason Walsh attend the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 28: Hilary Duff (R) and Jason Walsh attend the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

Another tweet included by Twitter was, “Cool pic of Hillary Duff and her boyfriend dressing up for Halloween as ‘What White People Thought Was Appropriate in the 1950’s.'” Twitter included no Tweets in their moments article that disputed the notion that dressing up as a Native American and a pilgrim for Halloween is offensive.

UPDATE: Despite the headline that called the costumes “offensive,” a Twitter spokesman denied that the company holds that view. He pointed The Daily Caller towards the “moments” guidelines, which state, “On topics which reflect public debate, we will select Tweets that represent many sides of the argument or story where feasible.” The Duff story did not include these many sides of the argument.

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