…that his Twitter page was hacked when this anti-gay retweet about Pope Francis appeared on his Twitter timeline on Saturday, May 24.
— Rev. Backslider (@RevBackslider) May 24, 2014
The Tweet, which was retweeted by Jackson — or someone controlling his Twitter account — rebukes the Pope for “living with another man in a one bed room apartment.” The Twitter user goes on to insinuate that the Pope was gay.
In response to the angry backlash from his followers, Jackson Tweeted an apology of sorts, which he hoped his followers would accept and go away quietly.
@peaceischrist This tweet does not reflect my views. I would hope all who received it or saw it would not bring further attention to it.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) May 30, 2014
But that doesn’t help to explain why the offensive Retweet is still on his timeline for all to see.
Could it be that Mr. Jackson is too busy to delete the Retweet? Or maybe he secretly approves of the Tweet’s message and that’s why he hasn’t deleted it?
At any rate, the folks over at Twitchy.com took it upon themselves to help Mr. Jackson locate the Undo button.