Oof. Bureaucrats might want to stay away from making “jokes” on Twitter. But when they don’t, Twitchy is here to document their tweets. You’re welcome.
On Friday evening, FEMA announced to the world that “no doesn’t always mean no.”
So, sometimes it’s not a legitimate “no”?
— #NeverTrump (@DefendWallSt) November 10, 2012
— Queen of England (@QueenLizzyII) November 10, 2012
The agency was referring to rejected requests for disaster assistance in the botched tweet. But some Twitterers lashed out at FEMA for the play on “no means no,” a phrase often used in discussions of rape and sexual consent.
Yes, that was @fema making a rape joke in the middle of a national emergency.
— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) November 10, 2012
@fema rape joke or is your twitter point person just a moron? Either way, you suck.
— Big Fat Jerkface (@AdamInOakland) November 10, 2012
— don't come for me (@elisabethlehem) November 10, 2012
Of course, now that FEMA has apologized “to anyone we offended,” this will blow over pretty fast. After all, this was President Lady Parts’ FEMA; it’s not like it’s a Republican who trivialized rape, so no biggie! All will be forgiven.