'Pearl Harbor' trends on Twitter following FIFA Women's World Cup final

Dec 19 2017, 4:04 pm

Twitter became the site of a bizarre social media celebration yesterday, with hundreds referencing the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on Pearl Harbor, and the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, after the United States defeated Japan 5-2 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup final.

Tweets referencing the 1941 attack on the Hawaiian United States naval base, and the nuclear attack on the two Japanese cities inundated the social media network, some being favourited and retweeted thousands of times.

Following the flood of tweets, other users began chastising those making light of the historic events, urging them to stop.

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