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CNN Commentator Shocks With 'Happy Veterans Day' Photo, Quickly Deletes and Offers This Excuse

"I just realized that."

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill was being pelted with harsh criticism on Wednesday after he posted a photo of communist Cuban soldiers in celebration of Veterans Day.

He quickly deleted the Twitter and Instagram posts after social media users expressed outrage, though nothing on the Internet is ever really “deleted.”

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Just as surprising was Hill’s excuse for posting the photo afterwards — he claimed he didn’t realize they were Cuban soldiers.

He also shared his thoughts on what Veterans Day means to him.

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UPDATE: Marc Lamont Hill responded to TheBlaze on Twitter after the publication of this story to further explain the Veterans Day photo, calling it a "non-story." See his comments below:

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