Intern's accidental tweet about Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian. Photo / AP
Kim Kardashian. Photo / AP

The US Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a note on Monday night about an online game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

In the game, players walk red carpets, attend photo shoots and get dolled up like a Kardashian.

An agency spokeswoman said the off-topic tweet was done by an intern.

The tweet was removed within hours, but not before a tweet from the account of Rep John Dingell, one of the authors of the Clean Water Act, poked fun by asking what a Kardashian is.

The EPA took the mistake in jest. On Tuesday, the EPA account thanked Kardashian for bringing more attention to clean water," saying, "Whoops ... our bad."

View a screengrab of the rogue tweet, and the EPA's apology, below:

- AP

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