Police and memes are often a clumsy mixture at best.
While we’ll admit our appreciation for their animal posts, New Zealand Police have really outdone themselves with an errant tweet on Monday.
The tweet is titled, “When we have to tell someone their family member has died in a crash,” and it’s accompanied with a GIF of The Office’s Michael Scott saying “This is the worst!”
It’s pretty bad, unless you’re a fan of gallows humour.
Why you’d use Twitter’s GIF function on the subject of informing a family member is beyond us, but the tweet was shortly deleted after posting.
Not before people saw it, though.
…this, uh… isn’t the right content for a gif like this.
— James BOO!ker 😱 (@JamesFluker) October 9, 2017
Staggering that anyone even considered tweeting that, let alone searched for the meme, drafted the tweet & then shared with the world!
— Scott Warren (@scott___warren) October 9, 2017
New Zealand Police tweeted an apology shortly after, saying that its earlier post was “wrong & insensitive.” Never tweet folks. Never tweet.
We apologise for the recent road safety tweet. We quickly realised it was wrong & insensitive & it was immediately deleted. Thx for feedback
— New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) October 9, 2017