The New York Post received a ribbing on Friday after it used a photograph of Paris to promote a story that was mainly about the temporary relaxation of coronavirus rules over the holidays in the United Kingdom.
An image of the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital appeared in this tweet from the tabloid to promote its article headlined “UK plans ‘Christmas bubbles’ for families to celebrate amid COVID-19.”
— New York Post (@nypost) November 27, 2020
The story did contain a reference to French President Emmanuel Macron towards the end, however, which some social media users suggested could have played a part in the erroneous picture choice.
The tweet remained live after more than 36 hours online.
Twitter users in the U.K. seized on the gaffe and mockingly responded with their own versions of the post:
I can't wait for when St Paul's Cathedral opens its doors pic.twitter.com/smEA2Wbl7Y
— Hamza (Macrobian Nomad) al-Aqeely (@3arabyAswad) November 27, 2020
Can't wait for my Christmas walk around Hyde Park! pic.twitter.com/uefhJnUMYJ
— Dave (@RedDaveLDN) November 27, 2020
And what London Christmas day is complete without a stroll up the snow covered peaks of Primrose Hill pic.twitter.com/XU9UvFpqth
— Lenny Bruce (@gpdlondon) November 27, 2020
I hope it snows again at Christmas! Am looking forward to taking the huskies around the M25. pic.twitter.com/zPTlZW9u73
— Jayne (@jayneferst) November 27, 2020
— Welcome to Yorkshire (@Welcome2Yorks) November 27, 2020
Stockport pyramids will be open for tourists ! pic.twitter.com/C8g2RI1LU4
— Stop in Stockport (@stopinstockport) November 27, 2020
Cannot wait to see the canals of Birmingham again pic.twitter.com/rv0uMix6RC
— Greg Evans (@gregzeene) November 27, 2020
If you're going to use a picture of Paris by mistake, you might at least have chosen its best known landmark. pic.twitter.com/j4G8FleosT
— Thomas Morris (@thomasngmorris) November 27, 2020
I hear the Queen is hoping she’ll be able to invite the little princes and princesses to spend Christmas at Sandringham as usual pic.twitter.com/7mtVRfreSU
— Peter Eckersley (@peckersley) November 27, 2020
Interesting to see why Marble Arch is trending. Meanwhile, I'm sitting here having a coffee at Brighton Pavilion pic.twitter.com/Ixv4jKoBKn
— Tony Crawford (@UrbanGriller) November 27, 2020
Of course to get to Marble Arch from south London, you cross Tower Bridge pic.twitter.com/47olzRbRR8
— Lord Emperor GB (@LEmperorgb) November 27, 2020
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