Kim Kardashian-related tweet has EPA's water office apologizing

Kim Kardashian-related tweet has EPA's water office apologizing
The EPA's Twitter account was either hacked or someone was not paying attention after Kardashian tweet. (Twitter)

An errant Kim Kardashian-related tweet from the EPA's Office of Water earned some Official U.S. Government Agency Attention on Tuesday morning.

"I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!" said the initial Monday-night tweet, which included a link to the crazy-successful game app that launched in June with the reality-TV diva's endorsement.


The curious tweet stayed live for about three hours and had Twitter abuzz.

"Whoops…our bad. Sorry about tweet. Upside - more attention for the Office of Water ( ), thanks @KimKardashian," the Evironmental Protection Agency branch wrote Tuesday morning.

See, even when she's not directly involved, Kardashian has a way of shining a spotlight on things. Including things as unglamorous as a faceless organization "working for clean water for all Americans."

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was the top downloaded app in the Apple online store Tuesday, according to the iTunes store's free-apps chart. In the game, the user creates a celebrity in their likeness, then, through quests, attempts to become a superstar.

And while Kim K fans go nuts over the game -- which of course features in-app purchases -- Kardashian stands to earn $85 million from it by the end of the year, TMZ reported. Bloomberg backs up the notion that game maker expects to gross about $200 million from it by year's end, before giving Kim her cut.

Twitter was enthralled with and puzzled by the initial post. The tweet was deleted around 9:45 p.m.

Michigan Congressman John Dingell had some questions and attempted to get to the bottom of the situation.

"I'm the last original author of the Clean Water Act, but I have no idea who/what a Kardashian is and I rarely play games. You OK, ?" Dingell tweeted.

Why the tweet was posted by the account was not immediately clear.

The verified account, which has 52,000 followers, may have been hacked, or it's possible that a social media manager meant to tweet the message from a personal account.

Either way, the Internet was having a field day with it.

The previous tweet from the @EPAwater account -- which urged followers to "#ditchthemyth about our proposal to protect clean water. Read the facts at" -- had only four retweets and one favorite.

As for the Kardashian missive? By the time it went missing from the @EPAwater page it had more than 3,000 retweets, with the sentiment in favor of laughing.

Said @mcmcarthyjames: "I really hope no one gets fired for this because it made me laugh for hours!"

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