When the account received blowback, it doubled down. “Bad ppl doing bad thing didn’t warrant bad movie reference. Will punish #socialmedia rep by forcing 2 watch Gigli,” the agency tweeted.
Gigli is the much derided 2003 film about a low-level Los Angeles mob enforcer that stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. It currently has a 6 percent rating on the film-ratings site Rotten Tomatoes.
The account did apologize, but Pentagon press secretary George Little tweeted that he had ordered the account suspended. JIEDDO, which was created in February 2006 to combat improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in a statement Friday that those responsible for the tweets have been disciplined after an internal review.