Josh Romney 'Humble Brag' After Car Accident Rescue Bashed on Twitter

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 02:16 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Josh Romney may have saved four people from a car wreck last week, but the son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is drawing backlash on Twitter for bragging about the heroic act.

Romney, 38, was reportedly driving home after having Thanksgiving dinner with his parents in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday night. As he sat stopped at an intersection, an SUV blew through a stop sign and crashed into a residential home.

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"I drove to the accident site and entered the home where the car had come to a stop on its side. I opened the car door and spoke with the four passengers inside the car. Miraculously, they appeared to have no major injuries. I was able to help each of them get out of the car and lift them down to the ground," Romney wrote in a statement to the Salt Lake Tribune.

"My family and I are grateful that no one was seriously injured and glad to have been able to help those affected by this terrible accident. What I did to help the people involved in the accident is what anyone else would do who witnessed such a potentially dangerous situation," he wrote.

Romney later tweeted a photo of himself grinning and posing with the mangled SUV.



Romney's tweet was immediately branded a "humble brag" and bashed by other Twitter users.

For the record, humble bragging is "considered by some an even worse offense than overt bragging. Why? Because the humble brag is not only doused with an obvious shot at phony modesty, but it also cheekily seeks the sympathy of an audience supposedly incognizant of what the braggart is trying to get away with," according to ABC News.











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