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Delaware governor accidentally tweets bondage pic

Statement from the Governor's office: "The lessons here are not to compose tweets too quickly and there is a lot of odd stuff on the Internet. We just wish the accidental link had been a cat video."
By JC Sevcik Follow @JCSevcik Contact the Author   |   Sept. 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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DOVER, Del., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Democratic governor of Delaware, Jack Markell, issued an apology Thursday after his office inadvertently included a photograph of a woman wearing bondage gear in a tweet about the governor visiting children in public schools.

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This photo of the governor speaking at a public elementary school was apparently intended to accompany the original tweet:


Politwoops, a site that collects and archives blooper tweets by politicians, offered this screen shot of the S&M pic Markell's office accidentally tweeted then quickly deleted:

Democratic gov. Jack Markell's office tweeted a photo of a woman wearing black leather bondage gear Thursday. (Politwoops)

Gov. Markell's office tweeted the following apology:


According to local news affiliate, WBOC, the governor's office sent out a longer statement around 12 p.m. Thursday addressing the incident.

"During this morning's event, a tweet was composed with a link to what was supposed to be a picture that had just been uploaded to the internet of the Governor's education announcement. While the tweet was being edited, the auto-generated link for the picture was inadvertently altered. As a result, the picture linked to the tweet was a random, unrelated, and inappropriate picture that has been on the internet since 2010, and not the just-uploaded picture of the event. The tweet was deleted and we apologize for the error."


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"The lessons here are not to compose tweets too quickly and there is a lot of odd stuff on the Internet. We just wish the accidental link had been a cat video," the statement added.

According to Wonkette, the photograph of a blond woman wearing a black leather collar has been identified as a picture uploaded in 2010 by an Estonian model who goes by the name Precious Little.


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"Regarding an image tweeted of me today, it was a harmless selfie/candid from a photoshoot years ago. I believe it was an honest accident," Little tweeted.


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