US Airways Explains How It Tweeted That Infamous Nude Photo

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This is a US Airways jet taking off from Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Imperial, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) | AP

Unless you're living in a cave and are completely off the grid, you may have noticed that US Airways sent out a tweet on Monday that included a graphic image of a woman sexually pleasuring herself with a toy airplane.

A screenshot of the uncensored and decidedly NSFW image can be seen here.

US Airways spokesman Matt Miller told The New York Daily News that the tweet "was an honest mistake." On behalf of the airline, Miller said, "first and foremost, we apologize." He also clarified that no employee would be fired over the incident.

The airline initially apologized on Twitter soon after the tweet in question was posted, and they said that an investigation was underway:

Miller explained that the posting of the photo "was in an attempt to flag the tweet as inappropriate." The image was "inadvertently" tweeted to the airline's followers in the process. The picture, according to The Daily News, "was allegedly first posted on their wall by an undisclosed Twitter user."

We'll keep you posted if any other major corporations tweet photos of naked people.

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