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Sunday, January 20, 2019

US embassy in Australia issues apology for wrongly sending out Cookie Monster cat email invitation

The United States’ embassy in Canberra issued an apology after the US state department distributed a fake meeting invitation with a photo of a cat wearing a blue Sesame Street Cookie Monster onesie.

The embassy has since apologised for what it calls a ‘training error.’

The email, entitled ‘meeting’, featured a photo of a cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit and holding a plate of choc-chip cookies.

The email was sent by the US State Department last week, and US Mission to Australia public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall apologised to the recipients, while retaining a sense of humour.

“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,” he said.

“It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform,” he said.

The photograph is found on Pinterest and it’s generated laughs on social media.








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