Metta World Peace Would Like You to Enjoy Labor Day on This Fine Memorial Day

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMay 28, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21:  Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The smell of barbecue is in the air, and the weather is getting warm. It must be Memorial Day...or is it Labor Day? Someone get Metta World Peace on the this mystery. 

While everyone was giving thanks to veterans and current military personal on a grand Memorial Day, Metta World Peace was tweeting before thinking—an act that is far too prevalent in the sports world. 

Here is the gem that carried us through the day, via the Huffington Post, as the Metta World Peace tweet has since been deleted.  

Photo Credit: Huffington Post
Photo Credit: Huffington Post

You really have to hand it to Metta World Peace. He finds new and inventive ways to keep us all captivated, even as he heads into summer vacation. 

There is never a dull moment when the artist formerly known as Ron Artest is around. The funny thing is that people are sounding off with shock at the tweet. 

Um, this is pretty par for the course as it pertains to the mystery that is MWP. 

World Peace did get the memo of his gaffe, and he remedied it with the following tweet:

Happy memorial day ... I was still sleep:)))Bout to fire up the grill.. Shout out to the veterans!!!!!!!!!

— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 28, 2012

There was this confirmation of his whoopsie as well:

I did get the holiday mixed up... My bad veterans....

— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 28, 2012

A quick look at some of the responses shows that some fans are incensed at the failed tweet. Relax. 

World Peace then went on to ask for tweets from his followers on what this day means to them, far making up for a simple mistake. 

If you are looking for reason to hate on World Peace, this is hardly the biggest one. If I were you, I would sit back and relax, because the next blunder is right around the corner, and it will be hilarious. 

Follow me on Twitter and we can fight about it. 


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