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British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

So much for water under the bridge: The British Embassy in the United States is apologizing for a tweet on Sunday in which it jokingly referred to the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British.

Here's the original tweet:

Marie Harf, a deputy spokesperson for the State Department, acknowledged shortly thereafter that "#itsComplicated."

But after a barrage of tweets questioning the taste of the original tweet, the British Embassy issued an apology:

We'd go into the history of all of this, but our colleagues at All Things Considered did a spectacular job of that last week. Listen:

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British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

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