Speaking at a campaign rally, Johnson explained: “I’m in favour of possessing persons of expertise appear to this nation but I consider we really should have it democratically managed.”
Even so, subtitles on a online video of the speech posted to Channel 4’s official Twitter account study “people today of colour” alternatively of “people today of talent.”
The broadcaster subsequently deleted the tweet and apologized.
“Boris Johnson says ‘people of talent’ not ‘people of color.’ Our previously tweet was a slip-up. We misheard and we apologise,” the news channel reported on Twitter.
Nevertheless, the storm sparked by the original tweet was ample to push “individuals of color” into the UK’s best Twitter developments on Friday.