U.S. State Department puts its foot in its mouth, then deleted this tweet and apologized
When a government tries to be cool online, it never ends well. The U.S. State Department is more proof of this. A smart aleck tweeting from the State Department's official Twitter page posted the comment, "Not a '10' in the US? Then not a 10 overseas. Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse - being robbed #springbreakingbadly." Americans on Twitter got upset at the Tweet slamming the State Department in a series of comical tweets:
The parody twitter page mocking the fiasco:
Then the State Department deleted the tweet and issued this apology:
People shouldn't feel bad. The State Department wasn't calling everybody ugly. They were just talking about Madonna and Jay Z (LOL). The rest of you, have a happy vacation, don't leave your drinks unattended, don't take rides from strangers or book travel arrangements with companies/sites that aren't reputable.
Madonna (left) and Jay Z (right)
State Department Apologizes for #SpringBreakingBadly Tweet
Mar 31, 2016, 8:12 AM ET - The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs apologized for a tweet it sent out Wednesday that warned Americans of scams while traveling overseas. “Not a ‘10’ in the US? Then not a 10 overseas. Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse – being robbed. #springbreakingbadly,” the tweet read. It has since been deleted, but several media organizations had already captured the tweet, and Twitter users were quick to respond...