Hey FAFSA, Don’t Quit Your Day Job
In an effort to garner laughs Tuesday, Federal Student Aid tweeted out this picture of Kristen Wiig from the famous airplane scene in “Bridesmaids,” and everyone got really offended.
Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of aid for students and promptly deleted the apparently offensive tweet after it got this kind of response.
This FAFSA 'I'm Poor' tweet wasn't funny, especially for those of us who've filled the form many times http://t.co/3SgZxmxbGP via @NBCNews
— SeánFederico-OMurchú (@seanfomurchu) June 25, 2014
On a serious note about that FAFSA tweet, it really was unprofessional and government agencies should market professionally…
— The Incredible Trulk (@ethantrull) June 25, 2014
So, as all celebrities and government agencies who tweet borderline offensive things do, it apologized.
We apologize for the insensitivity of our previous tweet. Our goal is to make college a reality for all. We're very sorry.
— Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) June 25, 2014