FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky State Police have apologized for a Tremendous Bowl-themed tweet aimed toward discouraging drunken driving that referenced jail rape.
Information retailers report the official state police account tweeted “Take pleasure in watching Rob Gronkowski (TE) play however if you happen to drink & drive … your tight-end could find yourself in jail!” on Sunday evening, accompanying the submit with a gif of a dropped cleaning soap on a rope. Gronkowski is a decent finish for the New England Patriots, who finally misplaced to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The tweet, which remained up for practically two hours, drew condemnation from Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who referred to as for an apology.
The company later posted a press release , saying “making mild of sexual assault is rarely acceptable,” and apologized particularly “to the victims of those heinous crimes.”