ACLU takes heat for controversial tweet with some followers comparing it to pro-Nazi commentary

The American Civil Liberties Union is no stranger to controversy and a recent tweet from the organization went too far in 

The group posted a picture of a blonde baby wearing an ACLU free speech onesie while holding a small American flag, accompanied by a caption that read, “This is the future that ACLU members want.” 

The organization's followers were not happy, saying the post was racially insensitive, 

One person tweeted about the photo, comparing the post to pro-Nazi commentary. 

Backlash the ACLU received on Twitter:

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@NyashaJunior @ACLU https://t.co/w3j3abbEkA
@ACLU I'd rather have this future. https://t.co/LeLIgfvEJG
This is the future the @ACLU wants. https://t.co/Fo0Ux3LEOO
I actually thought someone retweeted a 'white genocide' account onto my timeline. https://t.co/X6SGsxwjPh
@thrasherxy @NyashaJunior When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is ever… https://t.co/HWWrYKfuT9
PSA: The future we want is babies in ACLU onesies. For more cute ACLU babies, follow us on Instagram!… https://t.co/8j05Fm0eZU
I actually thought someone retweeted a 'white genocide' account onto my timeline. https://t.co/X6SGsxwjPh
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Another user questioned the post writing, “A White kid with a flag?”

And finally, “Little kid with flag = white supremacy. Got it ACLU good to know where you guys stand.” 

The ACLU acknowledged their mistake posting an apology, saying, “When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is everywhere.” 

They also tweeted that it wanted to promote babies in ACLU onesies. 

The ACLU has also taken earned some critics in recent months for giving support to conservative speakers and alt-right groups. 

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