Was it all in good fun, or was it a poor choice of humor? A tweet from the U.S. Strategic Command has created some controversy and is has led to an unusual apology. The U.S. Strategic Command on Monday apologized for a New Year’s Eve tweet that joked about dropping bombs.
While the world was getting ready to watch the popular ball drop in Times Square in New York City, The U.S. Strategic Command drew attention to the dropping of something entirely different.
“#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,” the U.S. Strategic Command’s official account had tweeted earlier in the day.
The tweet was also accompanied by a video that showed the dropping of “a pair of conventional Massive Ordnance Penetrators (MOPs) at a test range,” a spokesman told NBC News.
The MOP bomb is a 30,000-pound bombs meant for hitting underground bunkers.
U.S. Strategic Command followed up their jovial tweet about dropping noms and said in a later tweet on Monday that the earlier message was in “poor taste.”
“Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies.”
Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies.— US Strategic Command (@US_Stratcom) December 31, 2018
What do you think about this “joke” and then the apology? Is this much to do about nothing, or was this really a tweet sent in poor taste? We look forward to seeing your thoughts on this story. Please write your comments in the section below this article.