Whoever Sent That US Airlines Tweet Isn’t Getting Sacked. How's That?

When things go wrong, someone gets sacked. That’s America. Hasn’t anyone watched Veep? Well whoever was behind the lewd, rude photo Tweeted out from the American Airlines official Twitter account isn’t facing any sort of comeuppance for his-or-her actions, and here’s for why.

American AirlinesYou'll never guess where this plane is headed... (Picture: American Airlines)

By the way this picture wasn’t just NSFW; it wasn’t just a little bit naughty and therefore not for general consumption; It featured a naked woman very much adopting the ‘splayed’ position, inserting a toy plane into her baby portal. Oh yeah. This was porn. 

Of course, a wordy statement of apology was issued. It went along the line of: “We apologize for the inappropriate image we recently shared in a Twitter response. Our investigation has determined that the image was initially posted to our Twitter feed by another user. We captured the tweet to flag it as inappropriate. Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer. We immediately realized the error and removed our tweet. We deeply regret the mistake and we are currently reviewing our processes to prevent such errors in the future.”

What makes the whole situation even more hilarious for us, the innocent bystanders, shocked at the graphic imagery but secretly just finding really funny-public, and even more embarrassing for the ostensibly responsible corporation, responsible for flying millions of people around the globe ever week-airline, is that it was sent as a response to a complaint. “We don’t like to hear this, Alex. Please provide feedback to out Customer Relations team here.” The picture attached. (NSFW, unless you don’t know already. Also, 18+ please.)

The person responsible won’t be punished though. And we quite like that. “No, absolutely not,” Matt Miller told The Washington Post via when quizzed about any possible action taken against whoever posted it. “It was an honest mistake.” The image had been tweeted TO one of the airlines, explained Miller, so a staff member grabbed the tweet to flag it as inappropriate. But it was “inadvertently shared” instead, he said. “We deeply regret the mistake,” Miller added. 


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