The State Dept. Has Issued an Apology for Its Controversial Tweet
The @TravelGov account apologized for a tweet advising Americans to keep their self-esteem in check.
This story originally appeared on Time.com
The State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs issued an apology Wednesday after a warning spring breakers overseas drew backlash on social media.
“Not a “10” in the US? Then not a 10 overseas,” read the post, which has since been deleted. “Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse—being robbed. #springbreakingbadly”
The agency then posted an apology for the tweets, saying it wanted Americans to “be careful while traveling.”
The message is part of a State Department social media campaign “#springbreakingbadly,” which uses funny tweets about travel scenarios to warn spring breakers traveling out of the country to remain vigilant.