Woman loses her NASA internship offer even before she joined due to one vulgar tweet: "suck my d--- and b***s"
This big news of hers especially the profanity caught former NASA engineer Homer Hickam's eye and he chose to school her with a single word: 'Language.'
Watch what you tweet and who you tweet at. A woman on Twitter recently learned it the hard way. She may have very well lost her NASA internship even before it began, after a massively profane and vulgar exchange of words with one of the members of the National Space Council. It was on Wednesday that Twitter user @NaomiH_official took to the social media platform to excitedly announce her new job offer, but she had no clue how things could go horribly wrong for her in the next few hours.
“EVERYONE SHUT THE F— UP,” Naomi H wrote. “I GOT ACCEPTED FOR A NASA INTERNSHIP.” This big news of hers especially the profanity caught former NASA engineer Homer Hickam's eye and he chose to school her with a single word: “Language.”
However, Naomi, clearly drunk in her own enthusiasm, then replied, “Suck my d— and b***s I’m working at NASA.” And that was the moment Hickam chose to reveal his identity to the young woman. “And I am on the National Space Council that oversees NASA,” Hickam wrote. And from there it went viral. Naomi's friends seemed to have descended on Hickam's Twitter timeline to troll him and that's when it caught NASA's eye.
Although after the revelation Naomi and Hickam's twitter conversation was later deleted, Hickam revealed that Naomi H lost her internship in a blog post initially obtained by Buzzfeed News, which too was removed sometime later, reports People Magazine.
“This I had nothing to do with nor could I since I do not hire and fire at the agency or have any say on employment whatsoever,” Hickam explained on his blog. “As it turned out, it was due to the NASA hashtag her friends used that called the agency’s attention to it long after my comments were gone,” Hickam said.
I thought the NASA intern story already had a happy ending. What's this about? pic.twitter.com/LuBkaxA0ns— scrubp (@badscrubplayer) August 23, 2018
When asked about his reply to Naomi's original tweet, Hickam explained that he had replied just so that he could save the young girl's future. “I’m a Vietnam vet and not at all offended by the F-word. However, when I saw NASA and the word used together, it occurred to me that this person might get in trouble if NASA saw it,” he said. “So I tweeted to her one word: ‘Language’ and intended to leave it at that.”
However, since the incident, Hickam explained that Naomi and he had a long, private conversation about the young girl's future with NASA. “She reached out to me with an unnecessary apology which I heartily accepted and returned with my own,” Hickam wrote. “After talking to her, I am certain she deserves a position in the aerospace industry and I’m doing all I can to secure her one that will be better than she lost.”
Hickam concluded, “I have also talked to the folks that had to do with her internship and made absolutely certain there will be no black mark on her record.”