US Airways Tweets Image of Naked Woman with a Toy Plane; Public Reacts with Spin-Off Jokes, Humor as the Picture Goes Viral

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By Gopi Chandra Kharel | April 15, 2014 10:05 PM EST

The US Airways was forced into a humiliating apology on Monday after an obscene pornographic image was posted on their Twitter page.

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The US Airways was forced into a humiliating apology on Monday after an obscene pornographic image was posted on their Twitter page. (Photo: US Airways Twitter Account Screen Grab)

The American airline tweeted the explicit image in response to an unhappy customer by mistake, the Guardian notes. But the firm kept the image on the post nearly for an hour before it was removed, and by that time, the image was retweeted thousands of times and invited a spate of equally obscene jokes and inappropriate humor from twitarati.

The pornographic image, which displayed a naked women and a toy plane being placed somewhere it shouldn't, was reportedly included when the US Airways' PR team was responding to a customer who complained about her delayed flight from North Carolina to Oregon. The picture was posted with the message: "We welcome feedback, Elle, If your travel is complete, you can detail here for review and follow up."

The image quickly went viral, inviting hundreds of spin-off jokes and ultimately, a humiliating apology from US airways

The airline has 422,000 followers on Twitter.

The slip came just hours after a 14-year-old Dutch girl was arrested after she tweeted a terror threat as a joke to American Airlines. Monday's tweet by the US airways, however, has become the butt of all jokes as it has remained in trend for most of Tuesday. One responder in Facebook went to the extent of saying, "That is where MH370 went".

Following are some of the funniest responses to the obscene tweet:

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The US Airways was forced into a humiliating apology on Monday after an obscene pornographic image was posted on their Twitter page. (Photo: US Airways Twitter Account Screen Grab)
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