Estonian Model Is ‘Offended’ Delaware Guv Accidentally Tweeted Her Picture

September 5, 2014 11:40 a.m.

The Estonian model whose photo accidentally wound up in a post sent from Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s (D) Twitter account said Thursday that being tied to the politician “offended” her.

Markell’s office had apologized Thursday after an “inappropriate” tweet including a photo of a blonde woman wearing what appeared to be bondage gear was sent out from his account. A link to a recently uploaded photo of the governor introducing a new education initiative had been altered by a single letter, causing the old photo of the blond woman to be included in the tweet instead.

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“The lessons here are not to compose tweets too quickly and there is a lot of odd stuff on the internet,” a statement released by Markell’s office read. “We just wish the accidental link had been a cat video.”

The Twitter user who claimed the photo, @PreciousLittle, lists her name as Darja in her bio and described herself as an Estonian model, singer, and photo editor. While she tweeted that she thought the mix-up was an “honest accident,” she went on to detail how upset she was by some of that accident’s coverage:

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