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Boston Globe Reporter Wesley Lowery Is ‘So Tired of Boston Strong’

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Apparently, memorials like this inspire some people, and annoy others. (bgrimmni/Flickr)

It looks like we may have to make an addition to the list of the best (or is it worse?) Twitter fails of all time after Boston Globe reporter Wesley Lowery decided to tell the world that he’d had enough with the whole “Boston Strong” thing.

While the entire city of Boston was enjoying the excitement and drunken revelry that comes with a World Series appearance, Lowery decided to Tweet the following after watching fans at Fenway Park pay tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings during Game 2 of the World Series between the Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.

Lowery is, of course, referring to the popular — and, admittedly, commercialized — catchphrase used by Bostonians in the wake of the Marathon bombings to express their city’s famous resiliency. He later clarified his remark with another Tweet:

Unfortunately for Lowery, the follow-up did little to quell the almost instantaneous stream of criticism that soon followed on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/bostoncrystal/status/393792432787042304

https://twitter.com/LebumJames1/status/393566482892062721

And so on…

What do you think? Did Lowery’s comment have SOME merit, or were his fingers working faster than his brain? Perhaps he should have read The Ten Commandments of Using Twitter? Next time, Wesley. Next time.

RYOT NOTE from Brian

We understand Lowery’s frustration with the commercialization of “Boston Strong,” but that doesn’t mean his comments are insensitive. The good new is, you can ignore this guy and continue to support the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings by clicking on the gray box alongside this story to donate to the One Fund. Boston Strong!

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