US Airways on Tuesday tweeted a pornographic image from their official handle creating quite a ripple in the Twitter community.
The tweet was pulled down about an hour later, but by then it had spread all over Twitter like wildfire. The Airline later acknowledged the tweet and apologised as well.
"We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating." they tweeted.
Twitter however was on a roll. The tweet and image earned some hilarious reactions from shocked readers while others couldn't get enough of spinning jokes about the whole incident.
US airways just fired their social media interns. All of them. Forever.— Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) April 15, 2014
I've never seen a better resignation letter than that twitpic by @USAirways— Pariharism (@Vella_Engineer) April 15, 2014
OH. MY. GOD! What did #USAirways tweet! My eyes my eyes! How does this even happen.. Someone somewhere losing their job— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) April 15, 2014
Dear @USAirways, just blame it on Heartbleed. Everyone will believe you.— Mat Honan (@mat) April 14, 2014
Just imagine if you viewed that @USAirways tweet via Google Glass…— Christina Warren (@film_girl) April 14, 2014
.@USAirways, we take these tweets very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.— Evan Connors (@evcon) April 14, 2014
"The hell with you, Pulitzer Prize committee", the @USAirways social media intern yelled, "I'll show YOU how to dominate the news cycle."— Kieran Healy (@kjhealy) April 14, 2014
Whoever was in charge of US Airways twitter account yesterday is likely unemployed but can take solace in making me cry laughing— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 15, 2014
How do I unsee something? Asking for a friend. #usairways— Colin Balfe (@BalfeC) April 14, 2014