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:
...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.