Atlanta Police Department apologizes for tweet about Beyonce’s pregnancy

There was no shortage of reactions from fans when Beyonce announced she was pregnant with twins Wednesday, including from the Atlanta Police Department.

The organization took to Twitter to join in on the excitement and dish out a warning to residents.

"Beyoncé may have everyone wanting to celebrate her pregnancy, but remember no celebratory gunfire! Stay safe, Atlanta!" the tweet read.

The post, however, wasn’t well-received by all.

Responses varied, said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department spokesman. While some thought it was funny, others were offended.

As a result, APD soon deleted the initial tweet and sent out another to apologize.

“We thought it was in our best interest to take it down, because it doesn’t focus on what we do everyday as a public safety department,” Pickard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“We wanted to somehow add comedic relief to the things going on around the world, and we missed the mark.”

APD also noted that the tweet was not a traditional one, and that it had decided to go back to what it does best: protect and serve.

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