Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is racist - Tweets #BallLivesMatter

Apr 2011
Under your skin
Somebody dropped the ball. A pair of hastily deleted tweets from the official Times Square Ball Twitter handle blasted the event as "racist" and made a questionable reference to the Black Lives Matter movement hours before the clock struck midnight.

Social media users were up in arms over the tweets – the first sent at 9:47 p.m. and the second at 10:43 p.m. – that bizzarely touched on the "dismal" U.S. economy while also equating the 108-year-old ball drop to a racist institution.

"The ball this year has become Racist due to the dismal state of our economy in 2015," an unidentified social media manager tweeted just after 10:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve before abruptly deleting the message.

Earlier in the evening, as the event swelled to more than a million people, @TimesSquareBall tweeted to its 20,000 followers "#BallLivesMatter," a spin on the Black Lives Matter movement that the handle used multiple times yesterday.

Jul 2014
Were the Ball Lives Matter people calling for dead cops?

Like the Black lives matter people have done?
Dec 2006
In the Witness Protection Program
No, I believe the tweet was a failed attempt to include all people, unlike the Black Lives movement.
Do Muslim lives matter to you? No? Then maybe you need to shut up about the "All Lives Matter" crap you insist on spewing.