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Former star of ‘The Office’ apologizes for tweeting incorrect info about the GOP tax bill

Jenna Fischer (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Actress Jenna Fischer, made famous by her role as Pam on the popular sitcom ‘The Office,’ apologized on Twitter Wednesday for a tweet she wrote over the holidays addressing the widely unpopular GOP tax bill.

In Fischer’s now deleted original tweet, the actress lamented the fact that under the bill teachers would no longer be able to deduct the cost of classroom supplies that they purchased themselves. Fellow users were quick to point out however, that her information was outdated and while an earlier version of the bill would have eliminated the $250 deduction, the Senate’s version of the bill allowed the deduction to remain.

“I made a mistake and I want to correct it,” Fischer tweeted. “I feel genuinely bad about getting my facts wrong and I’m sorry. I did not mean to spread misinformation. I was well-intentioned, but I was behind on my research.”

Fischer posted a long statement of apology on Wednesday. While she says she originally debated leaving the original tweet up, Fischer felt it was important to correct her mistake because “accuracy is important.”

Read the full story at HuffPost.


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