U.S. Embassy Apologizes For Feline Email

The U.S. Embassy in Australia erred by sending out an email featuring a picture of a cat dressed as a Cookie Monster.  The email, featuring the subject line “Meeting,” invited recipients to a “cat pajama-jam party,” and included an RSVP.

The trouble was, no such party was planned, according to a report on the Good News Network. 

“Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this ‘cat pajama-jam’ party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise,”  wrote Gavin Sundwall, the embassy’s public affairs counselor, in a follow-up email. “It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform.”

But it was too late: The email, featuring a feline named Joey, had already gone viral in social media. 

The embassy says it is taking precautions to make sure there are no further episodes like this.



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