Pentagon agency's Twitter account deleted due to 'poor taste' of tweets
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon has scrapped the Twitter account of an agency that counters homemade explosives after it posted joking comments about a bombing in the Philippines, officials said on Friday.
After explosions at two movie theatres in the Philippines, a staff member at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Organization (JIEDDO) wrote in a tweet on Wednesday that perhaps the cinemas were showing the film Gigli, a 2003 romantic comedy starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez that flopped at the box office.
"Were they re-showing Gigli? Bomb explosions occur at 2 movie theatres in the Philippines... the IED is a global threat," said the post.
When the posting sparked critical reaction online, the agency tried to make another joke along the same lines.