The US Air Force apologized on Thursday for its unwise attempt to integrate the viral "Yanny" or "Laurel" meme into a tweet about defending a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.
In an Obviously Large Social Media Failure The first tweet, published in the early morning of the Air Force's official report, attempted to playfully turn the popular meme that currently roams the Internet by playing it with the Distinctive Sound of 30mm Cannons on Board (1
The tweet has since been deleted and replaced with an apology stating that the original post was "made with a bad taste".
"We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10, it was made with a bad taste and we talk to it internally, it has since been removed," politicians, corporate brands, and even the US Department of Defense official Twitter accounts have delved into the debate over a viral audio clip that says either "Yanny" or "Laurel" depending on the listener's interpretation.
But the Air Force The release of the pop culture reference sparked criticism from those who said it was inappropriate to mention the meme in a tweet about the foiled Taliban attack.
When Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White was questioned about the controversy on Thursday, she said (19659003) "It's important to understand that this is the Afghans struggle, we work with, with and through those partners, and they are dying to secure their own future, and I think that should not be forgotten, "she added.
The US military helped Afghan troops stave off a major Taliban attack on Afghanistan's Farah capital Tuesday Tuesday, which pierced the security area around the city, US and NATO officials told CNN.
The Pentagon said on Thursday that some US advisers participated in combat and coalition attacks and also over-routed US A-10 fighters
It was unclear how close the Taliban was to conquering the city, which was a heavy blow to the Afghan government.
The insurgents claimed they briefly conquered the city center while NATO led The coalition said it had seen no direct evidence that they ever got into the city.
Afghan A-29 fighter jets and Mi-17 helicopters launched multiple air strikes to defend the city
Arrived in the city to help Lieutenant Colonel Martin O'Donnell at CNN, he said, US troops had also arrived to advise the Afghan commandos units involved in the counterattack, but did not participate in offensive operations.
CNN's Ryan Browne contributed to this report.