The Environmental Protection Agency made a social media faux pas on Tuesday, thanks to the popular Kim Kardashian game. The agency’s verified twitter account for their Office of Water accidentally posted a tweet about the reality star’s app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
“I’m now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” the tweet said. “Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!”
A spokesperson for the EPA told CBS News that the accidental tweet was sent out by an intern with the agency.
Rep. John Dingell, who co-authored the Clean Water Act, decided to have a little fun with the agency’s mistake. He sent out a tweet of his own.
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is.
I'm only left with more questions.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 22, 2014
Kardashian’s game follows a celebrity through Hollywood as she attends photo shoots, walks red carpets and lives the life of a Kardashian. It has made Kardashian a very rich woman (or, at least, a much richer woman) — the game, so far, has pulled in around $200 million, of which Kardashian will reportedly get about $85 million.
Although Kardashian didn’t create the game, she is said to have contributed her voice, as well as creative feedback — including outfit selections, accessories and hairstyles.
The EPA decided to have a little fun of their own and apologized for their error.
— U.S. EPA Water (@EPAwater) July 22, 2014