FAFSA is there for to help students out with financial aid so that they can afford to go to college. On Wednesday, USA Today shared about this tweet that included actress Kristen Wiig of "Saturday Night Live" and did not go over well with fans. It showed a picture of Kristen Wiig and along with it said the comment "Help me. I'm poor."
Everyone was really upset about this tweet. Along with it they put the message, "If this is you, then you better fill out your FAFSA." When everyone was really upset about it, they realized that they better delete it. They took it down and then shared the tweet, "We apologize for the insensitivity of our previous tweet. Our goal is to make college a reality for all. We're very sorry." It was a little bit too late because they already made people mad.
FAFSA was obviously trying to reach out to everyone they could through social media. They wanted people to think about filling out their forms and getting help for college. They didn't want them do without college because they couldn't afford it. Instead they just really upset a lot of people and now everyone is talking about them in a negative light. They will check their tweets a little better before they send them out.
The thing is people will still be filling out their FAFSA and using them to get help with college. This is the best way to get college assistance. Even though they have upset people that won't stop people from using their services. It might make people talk about them a little bit more though and that is not always a good thing.