Quebec health ministry mercilessly MOCKED for tweeting link of Pornhub video instead of Covid portal

The mix-up, which did not go unnoticed by Internet users, provoked a wide range of reactions from amusement to mockery


                            Quebec health ministry mercilessly MOCKED for tweeting link of Pornhub video instead of Covid portal
The link, which was intended to bring users to the government website, sent readers to PornHub's fetish video (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services apologized on Thursday, April 14 for tweeting a link to a video on Pornhub instead of Quebec's Covid portal. The link, which was intended to bring users to the government website, sent readers to a pornography streaming site's fetish video. 

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After the incident, the ministry tweeted, "Due to a situation beyond our control, a link with inappropriate content was posted on our Twitter account." The Quebec ministry added, "We are looking for the causes. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Pornhub, one of the world's most-trafficked websites, is owned by MindGeek and is based in Quebec, Montreal. The tweet, which remained up for 40 minutes, has since been deleted. 

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The mix-up, which did not go unnoticed by Internet users, provoked a wide range of reactions from amusement to mockery. One simply wrote, "Lol! What?!?". Another sarcastically added, "Social media managers are the unsung heroes of modern communications tbh and this yet again proves it." Someone else quipped, "For the 2000th time: stop putting porn-addled kids and gamers in charge of your Twitter and social media accounts."

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One user mockingly wrote, "You have to appreciate the Government of Québec's commitment to promoting local businesses." Another remarked, "I knew this was the DIY phase of pandemic I did not think there was a “self gratification” phase though." Someone wrote, "Omg please tell me this didn’t actually happen." One user tweeted, "Someone had a good day at work, followed immediately by a very bad day at work."

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Another commented, "If I had a nickle for every time I wanted to tweet out a pornhub link from my personal account but accidentally used my work account..." One simply added, "Quebec's health ministry is full of feet guys, to the astonishment of absolutely no one."

Quebec's health ministry's mistake is reminiscent of a gaffe by Canadian-born US Senator Ted Cruz, who "liked" a pornographic clip on Twitter in 2017. When Cruz was asked if he had liked the tweet, he said, "It was a staffing issue, and it was inadvertent." He further clarified by saying, "It was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action."

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The mistake was awkward due to Cruz's support of conservative family values and his involvement in a court case in Texas about banning the use of sex toys. 


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