A RECENT tweet by the WA Water Corporation was “dope”, but it’s left Twitter followers thinking their account had gone to pot.
The tweet sent out for #wateraflowerday on May 30 showed Ernie from Sesame Street watering a marijuana plant.
While the reasons behind the tweet were hazy, a spokeswoman for the corporation said it was an “innocent mistake”.
“Yesterday, we published a message on Twitter about water-wise plants and inadvertently used a GIF that was not appropriate, it was an innocent mistake and the tweet has now been deleted. #woops #lessonlearnede (sic),” she wrote.
One Twitter user was happy to give the corporation the benefit of the doubt.
I jolly well hope so…
— Michelle Maynard (@seayork2002) May 31, 2018
It’s a timely reminder for social media managers to double check their gifs, lest they’re left high and dry.