British University Apologizes Over Email Gaffe

The London School of Economics has apologized after sending out an email to new students referring to the recipients as Kung-Fu Pandas, leaving some recipients offended. The university sent an email to all of the students who had been accepted in its undergraduate program with the subject line: "Dear Kung-Fu, Panda," and a message that read, "This is to certify that Aa-Kung Fu, Panda Tiger Test Test has firmly accepted an unconditional offer of admission to the London School of Economics and Political Science for the full-time, three-year programme of undergraduate study."

According to a school spokesman, the phrase 'King Fu Panda' was a placeholder for its email tests and was not meant to go out to students, but a technical hiccup caused its placement. The school has apologized for the mistake.

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