(Reuters) – A U.S. army unit apologized on Saturday and deleted a tweet that used the specter of a stealth bomber being deployed towards any younger individuals who tried to interrupt into the Space 51 base in Nevada.
The tweet, posted on Friday on the Twitter account of the Protection Visible Data Distribution Service (DVIDS), took goal at UFO followers and curiosity seekers who poured into the Nevada desert this week, after a web-based marketing campaign to “storm” the U.S. army base lengthy rumored to deal with authorities secrets and techniques about extraterrestrial life and spaceships.
Alongside a photograph of army women and men standing at consideration in uniform in entrance of a B-2 stealth bomber, it learn, “The very last thing #Millennials will see in the event that they try the #space51raid right now.”
On Saturday, DVIDS stated on Twitter that an worker of its DVIDSHub account posted a tweet that “in NO WAY helps the stance of the Division of Protection. It was inappropriate and we apologize for this error.”
In Nevada, any fears a couple of severe try and raid Space 51 appeared to have been unfounded. About 150 individuals, some in alien garb, gathered close to the bottom on Friday in a festive environment with solely a handful of arrests.
The U.S. army has disowned earlier social media posts that some individuals additionally criticized as threatening or insensitive.
On Dec. 31, U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, apologized for a Twitter message that stated it was prepared if essential to drop one thing “a lot, a lot larger” than the New Yr’s Eve ball in New York.
And final yr the U.S. Air Drive apologized for a tweet that sought to search out humor in killing Taliban militants in Afghanistan by invoking a viral Web debate about whether or not an audio file says the phrases “Laurel” or “Yanny.”
Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Modifying by David Gregorio