Last updated: 10:34 AM ET, Thu March 31 2016

Traveling While Unattractive? The State Department Is Here To Help.

Entertainment | Barry Kaufman | March 31, 2016

Traveling While Unattractive? The State Department Is Here To Help.

We’ll give the State Departmen’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and E for effort on this one.

The official Twitter account for the bureau, in an attempt to help American spring breakers stay safe while traveling overseas, has been posting a series of Tweets under the hashtag #springbreakingbadly. A few examples of this appear below, offering the kind of neighborly advice that could help keep your spring break abroad from turning into a nightmare.

But as happens when official government social media accounts skew too far in to #fellowkids territory, things quickly got awkward when the account posted the following, since deleted:

"Not a ‘10’ in the US? Then not a 10 overseas. Beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse – being robbed,"

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While we appreciate the State Department’s efforts to look out for the nation’s many less-attractive travelers, you can see why people may have taken offense. This being Twitter, they did so in hilariously grand fashion.

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And we have to applaud the efforts of whoever set up this parody account:

The State Department, to their credit, was quick to issue an apology:


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