An American Airlines jet parked at its gate at Boston's Logan International Airport.
An American Airlines jet parked at its gate at Boston's Logan International Airport.
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Jokes about terrorism can be a tough sell, especially when the audience is one of the world’s largest airlines.

Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ learned that the hard way Sunday, when she tweeted this regrettable zinger at American Airlines: “hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.”

@AmericanAirlines quickly responded:

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...which prompted anxious, rapid-fire tweets from the reportedly 14-year-old girl.

@QueenDemetriax_ then offered several contradictory excuses for the tweet, including the classic ”my account was hacked” alibi:

...followed by the “I was misunderstood!” excuse:

...and concluding with “it was an accident.”

American Airlines has deleted the tweet and did not immediately respond to a request for comments Sunday night. A spokesperson told the New York Daily News that the tweet was removed so their social media team could better focus on other customers.