LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Beyonce, winner of Best Urban Contemporary Album for 'Lemonade' and Best Music Video for 'Formation,' poses in the press room during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Atlanta Police Department apologizes for tweet about Beyonce’s pregnancy

There was no shortage of reactions from fans when Beyonce announced she was pregnant with twins Wednesday, including from the Atlanta Police Department. 

The organization took to Twitter to join in on the excitement and dish out a warning to residents. 

"Beyoncé may have everyone wanting to celebrate her pregnancy, but remember no celebratory gunfire! Stay safe, Atlanta!" the tweet read. 

The post, however, wasn’t well-received by all. 

Responses varied, said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department spokesman. While some thought it was funny, others were offended. 

As a result, APD soon deleted the initial tweet and sent out another to apologize.

“We thought it was in our best interest to take it down, because it doesn’t focus on what we do everyday as a public safety department,” Pickard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

“We wanted to somehow add comedic relief to the things going on around the world, and we missed the mark.” 

APD also noted that the tweet was not a traditional one, and that it had decided to go back to what it does best: protect and serve. 

»RECOMMENDED VIDEO: Fans react to Beyonce’s pregnancy on social media

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

X