July 22, 2014
On Monday evening, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water’s Twitter page tweeted out, “I’m now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!” The post received over 2,800 retweets and has since been deleted from the agency’s page. The EPA office said “sorry” for its mistake Tuesday via social media. And thanked Kim Kardashian for the extra attention they received. “An EPA fellow inadvertently triggered an auto-generated tweet. She regrets the error and has been advised on the sensitivities of using social media,” said Liz Purchia, a spokeswoman for the EPA stated.