State Dept apologizes for insulting travel warning for UGLY Americans; here’s the deleted tweet

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The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs found itself in hot water over a series of social media posts offering traveling advice for Americans going abroad for spring break.

In what can be described as being too clever by half, the State Department was forced to apologize for the otherwise innocuous task after a message seemingly tailor-made for ugly Americans was included in the advice being posted under the hashtag “#SpringBreakingBadly.”

The tweet was soon deleted, but here’s a screen shot:


After deleting the tweet, the State Department posted a two-tweet apology:

As noted by Fox News, the message was meant to caution Americans about being scammed via personal compliments and/or alcohol, and while the intent may have been good, that’s not how most social media users took it.

Instead, they reacted with sarcasm and anger, although there was also some offering support. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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