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It's Fag Day! Wait, was that a typo?

"It's Fag Day!"

What was meant to exclaim the coming of a patriotic day in our nation, Flag Day, turned out to be a blushing moment for a popular straight dating site. 

Users of the dating app "Coffee Meets Bagel" were surprised when that notification popped up on their status bars the same weekend so many cities around the country were celebrating gay pride.  The app meant to message its users with: "It's Flag Day."  The notification went out to all "Coffee Meets Bagel" members on the East Coast at the same time Brooklyn, Boston, and Washington, D.C., were celebrating gay pride this past weekend, The Washington Post reports. - businessinsider.com

I wonder if many of the bisexual subscribers to the "Coffee Meets Bagel" service were shocked and thought they were found out, being outed.  This omission of one letter may have caused great panic in some fence sitters.

You have to laugh at this small error: a dating site trying to bring attention to a small often unforgotten national day of patriotism makes a blunder and in turn comically supports LGBT citizens everywhere. 

Here's the message that was sent out yesterday.

 

The app's founder, Arum Kang, said it was the first time the company had to correct a mistake, saying it caught the error 10 to 15 minutes after it was sent to users and corrected the future blasts to other time zones.

The Post's Lisa Bonos reports:

 About three hours after the notification went out, users received an e-mail from the company's head of customer experience apologizing for the misspelling. It reads, in part:

I would like to apologize wholeheartedly for the message you received this afternoon. The misspelling of Flag Day was a mistake and a complete oversight. We’re updating our process to ensure something like this does not happen again.

Coffee Meets Bagel, as a company and as individual employees, celebrates the LGBTQ community and would never use such a word.

Thanks for the well wishes "Coffee Meets Bagel" and happy Fag Day to you, too!
Don't forget though, we have two more weeks so keep those colors hoisted high!

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Probably "accidentally on purpose" for an App no one knows about, and if everyone has heard of it except me, I'm slightly over 50 and I'm getting old and cranky. Besides Coffee met Bagel a long time ago at Bruggerman's Bagel Bakery, Dunkin Donuts, and Finagle a Bagel.

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