Right away, many people noticed that the official notice appeared to be a screenshot of text from Apple’s Notes function ― a platform often used for making to-do or grocery lists.
That immediately grabbed the attention of social media users, who were baffled by Sanders’ decision to make a serious statement via such informal means.
Some drew parallels between the Friday announcement and celebrity apologies like rapper Ja Rule’s mea culpa for the 2017 Fyre Festival disaster.
Others simply declared the situation “peak 2019.”
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