... in what some considered a cheeky jab, the Washington wing of the British embassy came under fire from some unimpressed Americans for its commemoration tweet. On Aug. 24, 1814, British troops invaded Washington, D.C., setting the White House on fire during the War of 1812. The attack was in response to an American attack on the city of York (present-day Toronto).
The tweet featured a photo of a sheet cake adorned with a miniature White House with the respective countries' flags on each side.
"Only sparklers this time," the embassy wrote to cap off the tweet.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Payback for burning Toronto
British embassy apologizes for cheeky tweet commemorating White House burning.