Governor apologizes after embarrassing twitter photo mix-up

Governor Apologizes After Embarrassing Twitter Photo Mix-Up

Someone accidentally posted the wrong pic to Gov. Jack Markell's Twitter account. And if it were just a photo of a cute pet turtle or something, it probably wouldn't be blowing up the news.

The photo appears to be a model talking a selfie in some kind of bondage gear. Many headlines were calling it "racy" and "suggestive."

And the outlets probably weren't too far off on calling it those things. Still, the photo was, for the most part, from about the neck up.

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Governor apologizes after embarrassing twitter photo mix-up
Great explanation. RT @webster:
An inappropriate photo was inadvertantly sent out earlier. We are looking into how this occurred but apologize to anyone who was offended.
Earlier photo was tweeted bc link was accidentally changed during upload, resulting in random, unrelated pic. Wish link was to cat video.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Delaware Governor Jack Markell speaks during the Bridging the Knowledge Gap conversation sponsored by Bank of America at the New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Governors Association Executive Committee Chairman Delaware Gov. Jack Markell talks to reporters after the committee met with President Barack Obama at the White House December 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of governors met with the president to discuss the 'fiscal cliff' and are now headed to Capitol Hill to meet with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NBC NEWS - EDUCATION NATION -- 2013 Education Nation Summit -- Pictured: Jack Markell Governor State of Delaware -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

An Estonian model who goes by "Precious Little" has come forward saying it was her in the photo, and she has been very candid about it.

In one tweet she said she's never been a dominatrix, and in a previous one said she believes the mix-up was an "honest accident."

"I don't deserve to have my integrity or that of anyone I know questioned because of a stranger's error," she said.

Markell was supposed to be posting a photo of himself standing in front of a school. The tweet announced an initiative to help disadvantaged students.

It's unclear if Markell himself or someone who worked for him posted the pic, but one Twitter user posted about how the mix-up might have happened, pointing out the photo tweeted and the photo that was supposed to be tweeted were just a letter apart in their URLs.

And if you take off one more letter from that URL, it's a photo of a squirrel.

Still, Markell's Twitter pic could have been much worse and more revealing. Anyone remember Anthony Weiner?
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