Florence Henderson People Magazine Tweet Slammed
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.