LOS ANGELES — A raunchy tweet from adult star Vicky Vette mistakenly landed on a CNN news report on Dec. 21 during a report about the recent payroll tax crisis facing America.
Humor website Funny or Die.com reported about the snafu where CNN showed how the White House was using Twitter hashtags to drive home the point that average Americans would miss the $40 in their paychecks if the payroll tax compromise was not reached.
During an interview and exchange with Republican Congressman Fred Upton from Michigan, the CNN anchor mentioned that the White House had asked in its tweet, "What does #40dollars mean to you?"
While rolling footage of Twitter pages on air, Vette's tweet appeared asking that if all of her followers gave her "#40dollars" she would give them all oral sex.
Vete said Funny or Die ran the story on its front page for a number of days making it was one of the most popular tweets on Twitter and was scored as funny by 92 percent of the website's viewers.
Vette said, "You can't plan stuff like that. I fool around with hashtags on Twitter to keep it fun for followers. To end up on CNN and FunnyorDie is pretty cool. I'm just relieved that people who read the Funny or Die piece thought it was funny too.
She added, “ It would have sucked if they had voted to 'Die.' I guess all my followers were in on the #40dollars joke… I have yet to get $40 from anyone even though the payroll tax deal was reached. Let's face it, the chances of me being on CNN unless I have sex with Charlie Sheen or run for governor are zero… so I'll take it… he he. I'm just bummed my mother watches Fox News… she missed it."