Police sorry for ‘tone-deaf’ fail

“TONE-DEAF” tweeting has landed New Zealand Police in trouble after one of their joke posts backfired spectacularly.

The quickly deleted post joked surfaced earlier today and featured a meme from the American sitcom The Office.

Above the meme, New Zealand Police posted: “When we have to tell someone their family member has died in a crash.”

Offended tweeters said the post made light of “the worst day of many peoples lives” and the force quickly tweeted an apology.

One commenter, Nik Dirga said: “OK, it’s only Monday, but this tweet by NZ Police already takes the booby prize for social media fail of the week. Tone-deaf.”

“Staggering that anyone even considered tweeting that, let alone searched for the meme, drafted the tweet and then shared with the world!” said another poster, Scott Warren.

NZ Police responded by taking the post down and posting a statement online thanking those who complained for their feedback.

“We’re sorry this was not meant to cause offence. T…

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