The British Embassy in Washington Trolls the White House

White House cake

Sunday, August 24, 2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington – including the White House – by the British in the War of 1812.

The Brits celebrated the event in a very, um, interesting way with this tweet from the British Embassy in D.C.:

When I first saw that tweet I was like, Excuse me?!

I mean, who bakes a cake to celebrate burning down another country’s capital in that country’s capital?! How rude!

Then I was all, “Whatever, I can’t hear you over the sound of my FREEDOM!”

But finally, I was like, “Ok, UK, we’ve had this special relationship for 2 centuries now and we’ve been through a couple world wars together, we’re cool.”

I know it wasn’t serious, but apparently the Embassy thought too many people took it that way and they apologized for the tweet:

Haha, all’s well that ends well.

What’s your reaction to this controversial tweet from the British Embassy in Washington?

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