Flying the friendly skies: Twitter erupts over X-rated @USAirways tweet

US Airways tweeted out an extremely explicit photo today featuring a lady with a toy airplane sticking out of a certain place where planes have no business being stuck.

The airline has since deleted the graphic image and apologized — it was apparently the result of a copy and paste error — although you can find plenty of (extremely NSFW) screenshots of course, because the Internet never forgets.

And for once, people aren’t mad about a brand social media slip-up. Just look at some of the responses to the airline’s apology:

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US Airways is currently a top trending topic on Twitter. According to data from Sysomos, as of 4 pm there have been 36,801 mentions of the airline, compared to its usual average of about 1,000 mentions a day.

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Beyond simply replying to the apology tweet, the denizens of Twitter had a field day making jokes at the airline’s expense. Here are some of our favorite tweets today:












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