- Oof April 14
Like most major airlines, US Airways often uses its Twitter account to respond to complaints. Today, for reasons that are still unclear, the account responded to a customer's angry message about a delayed flight by tweeting an image of a naked woman using a model plane to stimulate herself.
The offending tweet remained active for almost a full hour before US Airways got around to deleting it and replacing it with this apology:
We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating.— US Airways (@USAirways) April 14, 2014
Of course, that wasn't nearly fast enough to prevent the Twitterverse from picking it up and running with it:
Can you think of worse job than social media person for US Airways anyway? This firing is gonna be the best thing to ever happen to them.— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) April 14, 2014
Right now CNN is on the phone with @USAirways. "I heard you found a plane?"— Michele Catalano (@inthefade) April 14, 2014
Dear @USAirways, just blame it on Heartbleed. Everyone will believe you.— Mat Honan (@mat) April 14, 2014
.@USAirways keep in mind your nearest exit may be behind you— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 14, 2014
We really cannot warn you enough: The image is extremely graphic, and very much NSFW. But if you must look, BuzzFeed has you covered.- -
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