EPA's Office of Water Kardashian Tweet

By: APTN / CBS
By: APTN / CBS
The Environmental Protection Agency

Since launching in June the mobile video game "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" has risen to the top of Apple's Mobile App Store.

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday (22JULY).

The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night about an online game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," in which players walk red carpets, attend photo shoots and get dolled up like a Kardashian.

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

The government's tweet was removed within hours from the (at)EPAwater account, but not before a tweet from the account of Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the 88-year-old co-author of the Clean Water Act, poked fun by asking what a Kardashian is.

Dingell's account on Tuesday tweeted: "Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is. I'm only left with more questions."

The somewhat obscure EPA office in charge of tackling pollution apparently took the mistake in jest.

On Tuesday, the EPA account thanked Kardashian for its 15 minutes of fame.

"Whoops . our bad. Sorry about tweet," the message read. "Upside - more attention for the Office of Water (water.epa.gov), thanks (at)KimKardashian."

Since launching in June the mobile video game "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" has risen to the top of Apple's Mobile App Store.

The game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," was created by San Francisco-based Glu Mobile and since its launch in June has risen to the top of Apple's Mobile App Store.

It allows fans to customize a character who, with Kim's advice, aims to become the next reality star.

In one scene for example, Kardashian, who lends her actual voice to the game, tells players that in order to get more fans, they should try dating someone famous.


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