Last Thursday, organizers of the National Tornado Preparedness Summit sent an email seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the event in March. A PR Daily reader forwarded us the email:
In case you missed it, the email indicates that the Insurance Commissioner’s Award goes to “the girl with the biggest tits.” And that email went to various media outlets.
About an hour after the email went out, the agency issued this apology:
“The Oklahoma Insurance Department apologizes for an unauthorized draft of an email that was distributed containing offensive and unacceptable language. This email was traced to a staff person who has accepted full responsibility and is deeply apologetic. Disciplinary action is being taken.
“This email was not vetted through the normal process and neither the Insurance Commissioner nor any supervisory staff was aware of the distribution.
“The Oklahoma Insurance Department, again, deeply apologizes for the unacceptable language.”