Environmental Protection Agency accidentally tweets about Kim Kardashian game, hilarity ensues

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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is pretty much everything wrong with mobile development, in a nutshell. A freemium game that invites users to waste ungodly amounts of money on stupid in-app purchases, the game is on track to make $200 million this year alone.

But it does have its fans. For example. the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office Of Water, which sent out a tweet Monday night telling everyone that it had reached the status of “C-List Celebrity” in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

Although the tweet has since been deleted, it originally read: ā€œIā€™m now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!ā€

The EPA’s Office Of Water is usually charged to make sure that our drinking water is safe, not endorsing freemium iPhone titles.

The game’s savvy developers, Glu Games, at least got a kick out of it.

Politicians, though, were less amused:

It’s pretty clear that whoever is in charge of managing the EPA Office of Water’s Twitter account hit a button she wasn’t supposed to, and it was all a harmless accident. But man, I’ve got to tell you, I’m not exactly thrilled that someone in charge with our drinking water is playing a Kim Kardashian game.

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