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U.S. Embassy In Australia Apologizes For Sending Photo Of A Cat Dressed As Cookie Monster

October 15, 2018

Update: it was actually the Department of State that sent out the picture.

The U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia has apologized for the Department of State who accidentally sent out a test email featuring a photo of a cat dressed as Cookie Monster instead of a meeting invite.

The photo titled "cat pajama-jam", was sent within an email titled "meeting," as a fake meeting invitation by the Department of State to anyone on the mailing list.  Described as a "training error," the U.S. Embassy thought it was pretty funny.  "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," U.S. Mission to Australia public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall wrote.

"It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform." 

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