Twitter burns Chris Christie after he encourages people to visit Jersey shore

The New Jersey coastline is the perfect destination for a summery afternoon. Just ask Chris Christie!

The state governor -- who currently has a 15 percent approval rating -- offered glowing endorsements of the Jersey Shore ahead of Independence Day, encouraging his Twitter followers to make a visit over the holiday. But thanks to Sunday's "Beachgate," the tone-deaf tweets elicited a string of cringeworthy reactions.

Christie tweeted Monday that people should "come and enjoy" the beaches, which are "full of people," adding aerial photos to show the crowded shore. Photoshop-savvy users shot back immediately, creatively incorporating Sunday's photos of Christie lounging on one of the beaches he'd closed to the public. It only took one user a few minutes to shoot back this gem:

Check out other reactions in the slideshow below.

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Twitter reacts to Chris Christie's beach tweets
Chris Christie: From Here to Eternity https://t.co/Rxf6uZhjLW
Another time Chris Christie thought he had the whole beach to himself. https://t.co/VGCYQ565ee
@__Lindsayyy @Ron59549272 @Behavioristt @vansciverju The guy does get around. https://t.co/VWXnbwmouK
This #July4th, remember: This is what they fought for. #beachgate #ChrisChristie #ChristiesShutdown #NewJersey https://t.co/PUqw4QL8cL
A plane carrying this banner just flew past the beach in Lavallette. Beachgoers clapped. #ChrisChristie https://t.co/tzXy5Kn7pL
@GovChristie https://t.co/PSnz0tmSfv
@GovChristie You coulda been at a barbecue on the beach!! Happy Independence Day! #july4 #IndependenceDay https://t.co/JBK0yzdgRl
@GovChristie I'm sure most Americans agree with you. They just had to cancel *thier* family plans where you didn't.
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