EPA Tweets About Kim Kardashian's New Mobile Game, Apologizes
A worker at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally tweeted out a message promoting Kim Kardashian's new mobile game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" on Monday.
The official @EPAwater twitter page shared the message, "I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"
Naturally, the tweet was deleted, however it remained live for three hours before it was taken down. That left plenty of time for thousands of re-tweets and even more comments.
"An EPA fellow inadvertently triggered an auto-generated tweet," a spokesperson told Fox 411 on Tuesday morning. "She regrets the error and has been advised on the sensitivities of using social media."
The EPA later added an apology for the gaffe on twitter, writing, "Whoops…our bad. Sorry about tweet. Upside - more attention for the Office of Water (http://water.epa.gov ), thanks @KimKardashian."
Kim's new app is currently the number-two download on Apple's App Store. The game is free, but there are parts of the game where users can make in-game purchases to help them along on their quests to become bigtime celebrities -- and so far people have been spending enough so that early predictions say the game should make the socialite around $200 million. This is how:
Ashamed to admit how much money I've spent on Kim Kardashian's stupid game— Celeste ? (@xoxcissy) July 21, 2014
After having the Kim kardashian game for only 2 hours I had already spent $15 on it....help— Sue Chainz (@SueChainzz) July 22, 2014
it's 12:18 in the morning. I just spent $30 on the Kim Kardashian game. Fml.— Olivia Anderson (@NewYorkJuliets) July 21, 2014