FAFSA Apologizes for That Offensive ‘Bridesmaids’ Tweet
Sorry, FAFSA. You can’t make jokes about money.
The Office of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) apologized on Wednesday morning for a tweet it sent out the night before from the FAFSA Twitter account that some have found offensive.
The tweet, which has since been deleted, included the Bridesmaids meme in which a drunk Kristen Wiig gets kicked out of first class on a flight after trying to sneak in, saying, “Help me, I’m poor.” FAFSA added text to the meme: “If this is you, you better fill out your FAFSA.” It was most likely intended as a light-hearted way to engage students on social media, but instead provoked outrage from those who deemed it offensive and mocking toward low-income students. Read more…
Origin: Social Media