Burger King Slammed for International Women's Day Tweet | 22 Words

International Women's Day is a day for the entire world used to celebrate and commemorate powerful women.

But Burger King's bizarre tribute got everyone talking for all the wrong reasons.

Today we celebrate the annual International Women's Day.

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This special day comes around once a year to celebrate the successes of powerful women all around the world, and most importantly, it is also a great opportunity to remember the history of women.

This year was all about the importance of equality...

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And how far us women have come over the years to earn our rights to an equal life.

The International Women's Day organization is keen to see change happen...

"A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world," they wrote.

Of course, we have the Suffragettes to thank for the current equality women have...

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In the early 20th century, many Suffragettes died protesting a woman's right to vote in the U.K, and if it wasn't for them, things may be very different today.

But it's no secret that many women still fight for equality to this very day...

Especially in the entertainment industry.

Not only do many women in this industry get paid much less than their male colleagues...

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But many have also fallen victims to sexual harassment and assault behind the scenes.

This topic is a huge concern for women...

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CNBC ran a survey and found that workers in front and behind the camera agree that discrimination and harassment remain top of mind for many women across the industry.

But the majority of women feel too frightened to report this toxic behavior...

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It was also found that while many were witnesses to this bad behavior, very few felt comfortable enough to report it.

The Harvey Weinstein trial is a prime example of this...

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In 2017, allegations of sexual abuse and harassment publically came out about the Hollywood director from actresses such as Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd.

More and more women from the entertainment industry eventually came out accusing the disgraced director of assault and abuse...

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And eventually, Weinstein was found guilty of rape - the counts were one count of rape in the first degree, one count of rape in the third degree, one count of a criminal sexual act in the first degree, and 2 counts of predatory sexual assault.

Even though justice has been served...

There are way too many women out there who experience this type of assault on a daily basis and they are simply too afraid to speak out.

But thanks to the brave women who stood up against Weinstein...

More and more women are feeling confident enough to stand up for themselves and speak for what they believe in.

And, of course, International Women's Day is the perfect day to celebrate this.

Many powerful women came out to post words of support and encouragement online to their fellow females.

But one post went viral for all the wrong reasons ...

This was the tweet that started the anger ...

It's not great, we have to say.

They followed up with this.

But many people aren't buying it.

Is a "joke" really an excuse?

We aren't convinced either ...