Best Buy Apologizes For Sending Out Insensitive Tweet About Serial

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Photo Credit: Flickr

Best Buy has some explaining to do.

The technology retailer giant apologizes to its customers on Twitter after sending out an inappropriate tweet about Serial, a podcast that investigates a 15-year-old murder that led to the conviction of one Adnan Syed, who’s serving a life sentence for fatally strangling his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in a Best Buy parking lot in the Baltimore area.

Why is Best Buy linked to this? A crucial (and questionable) part of the prosecution’s timeline is that Syed made a phone call from a Best Buy parking lot pay phone just after strangling Lee. That Best Buy still exists today and has no pay phone in the parking lot, and some believe there was never one there, which, if true, is a pretty big deal.

The retail giant tweeted: We Have Everything You Need. Unless you need a payphone #serial.

An hour later, Best Buy apologized for the tweet.

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