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NEW YORK –  It seems whoever runs the EPA’s official Twitter account may also be a fan of Kim Kardashian.

On Monday evening, a tweet went out from the official @EPAwater account promoting the increasingly popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game.

“I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!,” read the tweet, according to various screengrabs of the post.

The tweet was deleted after approximately three hours but it garnered more than 3,000 retweets and even warranted a comment from Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell.

    I'm the last original author of the Clean Water Act, but I have no idea who/what a Kardashian is and I rarely play games. You OK, @EPAwater?

    — John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 22, 2014

The EPA has did not explain why the tweet went out or whether or not the account was hacked when FOX411 reached out to them for comment. They did however tweet out this apology shortly after we talked to them Tuesday morning:

    Whoops…our bad. Sorry about tweet. Upside - more attention for the Office of Water (, thanks @KimKardashian

    — U.S. EPA Water (@EPAwater) July 22, 2014

“Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” has earned a lot of attention over the past few weeks, and according to Mashable, it’s estimated it could become the most-profitable game of the year.

According to Bloomberg, since its June 25 release, Kim K’s game has become the second-most downloaded free-to-play game from the Apple App Store. Though it doesn’t cost anything to play, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” prompts users to make in-app purchases, and Bloomberg estimates it could earn $200 million in revenue this year.

Kim Kardashian has yet to tweet about the incident. But we bet she will!

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The EPA has did not explain why the tweet went out or whether or not the account was hacked
More like an EPA employee who has way too much time on his or her hands. Hacked, my Aunt Fanny!
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