Carmageddon is coming but make sure you don’t take the word of Kim Kardashian about when it is going to be. She may have gotten it right now but who knows?
California law enforcement asked celebrities to help warn the public of the closure of a major freeway. The celebrities were Kim Kardashian (8 mil followers), Lady Gaga (11.3 mil followers), Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (7 mil and 3.7 mil). They were asked to let their followers know that a 10 mile stretch of highway was to be closed while a bridge was demolished.
So what did Kim Kardashian do to botch the twitter tweets twice? The first tweet on Friday said: “Remember this weekend the 405 Fwy is gonna be closed between the San Fernando Valley and the West Side!!”
Oh, how nice good job Kim, right? Wrong, the closure is two weeks from Friday.
She noted her mistake and tried to fix it again by tweeting: “Remember next weekend the 405 Fwy is gonna be closed between the San Fernando Valley and the West Side!!”
*sigh* poor Kim.
After two problem tweets she finally tweeted the right tweet on twitter: “Stay away from the 405 Fwy the weekend of July 16 & 17, it will be closed btwn the 10 Fwy and 101 Fwy North & South!”
Whew, glad we got that one cleared up.
Thankfully L.A.P.D did not depend fully on the tweeting celebs and still held press conferences, advertised, send out email alerts and posted messages on electronic freeway message signs.