The Louisville Courier Journal reports:
Kentucky State Police made a joke Sunday about anal rape in an anti-drunk driving tweet tied to the Super Bowl. “Enjoy watching Rob Gronkowski (TE) play but if you drink & drive … your tight end may end up in jail!” the tweet said. Attached was a slow-motion gif of a bar of soap hitting the ground.
The implication is “don’t drop the soap,” a crude reference to an inmate making himself vulnerable to anal rape. Bernis Napier, a Kentucky State Police spokesman, said he did not have a comment. The account has more than 50,000 followers. The tweet was deleted shortly after Courier Journal called for a comment about it.
Here is their apology:
The Kentucky State Police apologizes for the inappropriate tweet that appeared on our Twitter feed earlier tonight. Making light of sexual assault is never acceptable, and we apologize for the distress this tweet caused, particularly to the victims of these heinous crimes. KSP is committed to protecting against sexual assault and fighting for justice for victims. This tweet – made by an individual employee – does not represent KSP or our mission.
The tweet below is from the state AG.
— Alison L. Grimes (@AlisonForKY) February 5, 2018