Florence Henderson People Magazine Tweet Slammed

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Florence Henderson People Magazine

By Shari Weiss

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Florence Henderson People Magazine

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People magazine is getting slammed for a tweet about the late Florence Henderson and “The Brady Bunch.” See photos below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Henderson died on Thanksgiving after suffering heart failure. She was 82. A beloved “TV mom,” the actress’ passing has prompted countless online tributes. But a social media message from People is raising eyebrows.

Early Friday, the magazine tweeted a split photo showing an old picture of Henderson with a more recent one. The caption: “The Brady Bunch cast: Where are they now?” Um, well, she’s dead.

Now, in all fairness, the story the tweet links to acknowledges Henderson’s death, but the poorly-worded Twitter post comes off as both naive and insensitive. In fact, after People sent it out for a second time on Friday afternoon, Chrissy Teigen actually quoted the tweet, writing, “Who is gonna tell them, I don’t have the heart.”

A number of followers were similarly bothered. A user with the handle @watdez said, “I saw this too!!! I was like um….” @fahma311 wrote, “wow people.” @KristMcNamara expressed, “yikes.” And @steveplunkett also wrote, “srsly? #fail delete tweet.. #justsayin #toosoon.”

Of course, it’s understandable to want to take a look at the rest of “The Brady Bunch” cast in the wake of Henderson’s passing. But no doubt there was a better way to draw attention to the story. And it seems People has gotten the message. Both tweets have been deleted from the magazine’s feed. See screengrabs below.

Florence Henderson People Tweet

(People/Twitter)

Chrissy Teigen Florence Henderson Tweet

(Chrissy Teigen/Twitter)

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