8:38pm PT by Ryan Gajewski
'House of Cards' Tweet Criticized After D.C. Subway Tragedy
An untimely House of Cards tweet has earned criticism following an incident at a Washington, D.C., subway station.
A woman died and 84 people were hospitalized Monday after smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station in the nation's capital. The crisis came on the same day that the Netflix series' Twitter page posted a message referencing a storyline on the show in which one character pushes another in front of a subway train.
"Consider the slate clean," read the House of Cards tweet. It was accompanied by an image of a fake newspaper headline that stated, "Train Traffic Tragedy."
A number of Twitter users criticized the show for the timing of the tweet, which has since been deleted. A Netflix rep declined to comment.
The tweet can be seen below.
— Dan R (@danr) January 13, 2015