Bizarre, yes. Also stupid, sexist and not helpful.

It also highlights the fact that our government thinks it’s their job to tell spring breakers what to watch out for when traveling. Last time I checked, the Fed isn’t Daddy, and we’re going to remind it of that in November. Jerks, each and every one of them.

They’ve deleted some of the more idiotic tweets, just remember, it’s our tax dollars paying for this nonsense.

Via Business Insider.

The State Department apologized on Wednesday after sparking controversy while one of its official accounts tweeted travel tips under the hashtag #springbreakingbadly, warning travelers to beware of overseas scams.

Things went awry on Wednesday when the department made a recommendation to avoid being “lured into buying expensive drinks.”

From its travel account, the State Department tweeted: “Not a ’10’ in the US? Then not a 10 overseas. Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse—being robbed. #springbreakingbadly.”

The tweet inspired an immediate backlash, with one Twitter user saying that it was “unnecessarily sexist.” The State Department responded: “We made no mention of gender. This can happen to anyone unfortunately.”

But after the tweet gained more attention, the account tweeted a two-part apology.

“Some have been offended by our earlier tweet and we apologize that it came off negatively,” the department said. “We see many Americans fall victim to scams each year & want all to be careful while traveling.”

You know how we can be safe while traveling? How about our government taking the fight to the terrorist enemy and blasting them into hell? Instead, they’re fixating on if your passport will expire or how someone might scam you while buying you drinks. Got it.


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Blown up in Brussels. Shot in Benghazi. Remember 3.4 oz. is maximum liquid container size. #PracticeSafeTraveling

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