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State Department's Spring Break Attractiveness Tweet Draws Ire

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By    |   Friday, 01 Apr 2016 06:57 AM

A State Department spring break tweet posted Wednesday was meant to warn travelers about overseas scams, but touched a nerve when it joked about physical attractiveness.

According to The New York Times, the State Department issued what appeared to be routine warnings about traveling overseas in a series of Twitter messages starting Monday.





But then, in a tweet posted Wednesday that has since been deleted, the department tried to get creative in a message about robbery.

"Not a '10' in the US? Then not a 10 overseas. Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse — being robbed. #springbreakingbadly," the Bureau of Consular Affairs posted on Twitter from its State Department travel handle, @TravelGov.

"This did not go over well," wrote Cosmopolitan. "Some people said the tweet was offensive, sexist, and 'negging' in the classic pickup-artist style, but others just said people need to lighten up."

The state department eventually apologized, but not before Twitter piled on.











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