For some reason the people that run government social media accounts think they need to be hilarious. The CIA opened a Twitter account June 6th and posted this zinger:
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
Do we really need fun tweets from government agencies? Probably not, but at least the CIA’s was harmless. The Federal Student Aid’s account, however, took it in a different direction. For some reason they decided to tweet this:
The tweet has since been deleted, but not after a flood of outrage from those insulted by the tweet.
@FAFSA not everyone who completes a FAFSA is poor and mocking those who are at or below FPL is tasteless, offensive, and ignorant.
— Kristen Carrillo-Kappus, MD MPH (@LaDoctoraCK) June 25, 2014
— Professor Gillespie (@eiuprofg) June 25, 2014
@FAFSA do you know how inappropriate that tweet is? Who is your boss?
— Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. (@iamDrWill) June 25, 2014
@norris_chase Wow, yeah that's pretty horrible.
— Dustin Ramsdell (@HigherEd_Geek) June 25, 2014
@FAFSA that offends me as a tax payer and as a financial aid administrator.
— Phil Janeteas (@janet3as) June 25, 2014
— Dr. Anne Senecal (@commrhetprof) June 25, 2014
Look, no one is holding out on contacting the financial aid office because they haven’t posted enough memes. Especially memes that suggests everyone that requests financial aid is poor.
h/t Michael Hale