Federal Student Aid organization apologizes for ‘I’m poor’ tweet

A message urging current and prospective students to fill out applications included an image of actress Kristen Wiig saying, ‘Help me. I’m poor.’

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We apologize for the insensitivity of our previous tweet. Our goal is to make college a reality for all. We’re very sorry.

— Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) June 25, 2014

The response to the apology was mixed. Some expressed continued anger at the organization:

.@FAFSA Being poor in America isn’t a joke. It’s not a punchline. It’s not a meme. It’s a painful reality for many people #AskFAFSA

— SHREK FLEX (@SHREK_FLEX) June 25, 2014

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