When searching for a picture of a “gang” on the internet, you’d better not go with an image of your average rap group.
It’s too late for the Daily Mail, whose Australian iteration published a photo of UK rappers Section Boyz in an article about a local gang in Melbourne.
The picture has since been removed from the article, following a tweet from TV show Media Watch pointed out the picture was of the rap-meets-grime act, a fact it told the publication last November.
Suitably, people on Twitter offered up similar pictures of “gangs” they had found on the internet. No prizes for guessing the common thread between these images.
The Section Boyz were obviously not thrilled with the misidentification either. “We are not happy with the way you have used our popular picture to slander another group that has nothing to do with us. FIX UP,” they wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.
Fix up, indeed.