The State Department tweeted out a warning to Americans traveling overseas Wednesday — and then deleted the tweet after a deluge of criticism from people who called it sexist.
The tweet, sent from the State Department's @TravelGov account at 1:20 p.m. ET, in essence told Americans that they're not as good-looking as they think they are — and not to be flattered by the locals:
Cue Internet outrage:
And soon came the parody account:
The State Department initially engaged the responders:
But eventually, it gave up and took down the offending tweet, with a two-part apology: