Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser took to Twitter on Sunday to share some pictures from the Palisade Parade held in the city to mark America's Independence Day. However, something clearly went wrong, which was not unnoticed by netizens.
In a now-deleted tweet, which Bowser captioned with lines "Thanks for joining us in the Palisades today DC!", there were two photos of the parade and two additional pictures... which could hardly be associated with the celebratory events.
One of the pictures is a photo of singer The Weeknd and Doja Cat, but it was rather the last picture that confused netizens; a cartoon version of anthropomorphised McDonalds, KFC, and Wendy's pictured together in a risque position.
THIS TWEET MAYOR BOWSER JUST DELETED HELPPPPPVNCNCNDN?!;!(!;! pic.twitter.com/ecAPp2lA1j— kleo :) (@appalachiabelle) July 4, 2021
Many users were quick to suggest that it was likely a staffer who posted the photos, not the mayor herself, but that did not seem to make the situation less awkward. Netizens swiftly "buried" the career of the alleged "intern".
an intern is indeed getting fired— kleo :) (@appalachiabelle) July 4, 2021
How did that intern tweet that and not notice at first? I don't post without double checking. This was able to get a like before he noticed it 🤣— J🇺🇲 (@Hey_Jen3) July 4, 2021
But was it really an intern?
Intern yeah sure— aestate pueri album (@ballpit_syringe) July 4, 2021
Some , apparently, expected something different to surface from Bowser's - or her intern's - phone.
I thought Bowser would’ve been into super Mario kink.— Brian Jackson (@briancjackson) July 4, 2021
I did not realize the mayor possessed this level of taste and refinement.— Gloomy "Shroomjak Appreciator" Gus (@4thGloomy) July 4, 2021
Others just let their emotions out.
M U R I E L— cody 💗💜💙 (@codyrarn) July 4, 2021
DC is wild!— Jenni (@jennipunk2) July 4, 2021
Alright but mayor BOWSER?— 🍋fran's v. tam mao dress (@vladimirlem0n) July 4, 2021
tbh i really wish it wasn’t— kleo :) (@appalachiabelle) July 4, 2021
Mayor Bowser never provided an explanation for the pictures.