Hollywood insider Nikki Finke mocked for insensitive Nelson Mandela tweet

The journalist used the icon's death to promote a movie. The Internet responded by creating a hilarious hashtag

Published December 6, 2013 3:09PM (EST)

Nikki Finke, the veteran Hollywood blogger who recently left her own start-up, Deadline.com, to go solo, is now the object of the Internet's ridicule after she went the Kenneth Cole route and used Nelson Mandela's death as a way to promote a movie:

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The insensitive tweet soon went viral, and Finke now faces the Internet's wrath in the form of #FinkeObits, started by writer and director Beth Schacter:

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Finke, meanwhile, remains oblivious to the criticism:

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As expected, the Internet had the last laugh:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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