U.S. environmental agency goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian

The EPA took the mistake in jest. (Courtesy of phootoscelebrities.com)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a note Monday night about an online game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," in which players walk red carpets, attend photo shoots and get dolled up like a Kardashian. An agency spokeswoman said the off-topic tweet was done by an intern.

The tweet was removed within hours, but not before a tweet from the account of Rep. John Dingell, one of the authors of the Clean Water Act, poked fun by asking what a Kardashian is.

The EPA took the mistake in jest. On Tuesday, the EPA account thanked Kardashian for bringing more attention to clean water," saying, "Whoops ... our bad."

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42