US Airways' Social Media Team Had a VERY Bad Day
US Airways committed the blunder of all Twitter blunders today, when someone on its social media team tweeted something inappropriate. I don't even know if I can tell you what it was, because my mother-in-law tells me not to share anything on the Internet that I wouldn't tell my grandma. And I simply cannot imagine telling my grandmother that US Airways tweeted a photo of a model airplane in a vagina. I can't imagine telling her that. Then again, she called to tell me when she read Fifty Shades of Grey, so maybe this would be payback. Whatever the case: No one is having a worse day than US Airways' social media and PR teams are right now.
Our editorial team was in a meeting when the tweet went down, or up, or... sideways, as it were. As I was telling my bosses about the tweet, they made the mistake of Googling it to look for the tweet that has since been taken down. Bad choice, bosses. Why? SO VERY NSFW.
OH SHIT I SEE WHY Y'ALL ARE TALKING ABOUT US AIRWAYS NOW I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THAT— Danielle C (@dchillysauce) April 14, 2014
And then the jokes started flying—SEE WHAT I DID THERE?—and didn't stop.
I think US Airways took the term "landing strip" a little too literally.— Brandon Gallawa (@meshuggadaddy) April 14, 2014
It's been *minutes*, people. Why am I not seeing a US Airways parody account all over this timeline yet?— Dr Brooke Magnanti (@bmagnanti) April 14, 2014
Talk about the bermuda triangle. #usairways— Stephanie Buck (@StephMBuck) April 14, 2014
Looks like CNN has a new plane to cover.— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 14, 2014
Flight stimulator. #usairways— Scott Michalak (@ScottyMCSS) April 14, 2014
If that's what an airplane does, can my rental car be a Rabbit? #USAirwaysquestions— Fulana de Tal (@soulamami) April 14, 2014
this is the twitter i like. weird, carefree, airplanes in vaginas. the good ol days are back— Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) April 14, 2014
USAirways next merger probably won't be with Virgin... #HeyO— Tommy (@pinestock) April 14, 2014
Anyone want to buy my USAirways miles? Looks they've added new routes.— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) April 14, 2014
IMO, all @USAirways fees should now be $69— EastDerp Bunny (@Pile_of_Derp) April 14, 2014
Worst American Apparel ad ever #usairways— Eliza Bayne (@ElizaBayne) April 14, 2014
US Airways apologized for the tweet after they removed it, claiming they would be investigating. I'd like to be a fly on that wall. I mean, how does this happen? AND WHY DID THAT PICTURE EXIST ANYWAY?
Now excuse me—I have to go read more jokes on Twitter.