Jenna Fischer Apologizes for Inaccurate Tax Bill Tweet: ‘Did Not Mean To Spread Misinformation’
The Office star Jenna Fischer has officially issued an apology for a tweet about the GOP tax bill that was later proven to be untrue last weekend.
On Wednesday, the actress released a statement via Twitter. “I made a mistake and I want to correct it,” Fischer said. “I feel genuinely bad for getting my facts wrong and I’m sorry. I did not mean to spread misinformation. I was well-intentioned, but I was behind on my research:”
I’ve deleted a tweet and would like to issue an apology. Please read and re-tweet to help me spread the word! Thanks! pic.twitter.com/R6CNyn4bVV
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) December 27, 2017
In the since-deleted tweet, Fischer originally said “I can’t stop thinking about how school teachers can no longer deduct the cost of their classroom supplies on their taxes…”
Followers were quick to point out that the school supply tax deduction was in fact kept in the bill.
PolitiFact’s analysis earlier today said she was tweeting “outdated” information.
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