Yesterday NME.com reported that Andrew WK has been named a cultural ambassador to the Middle East, and the party animal would "travel to Bahrain to 'promote partying and positive power.'"
Andrew WK said: "This is a tremendous invitation. I'm very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I've never been before. I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!"
Crazy! And kind of neat, right? Sure.
But I hope you didn't book your plane ticket, Mr. WK. Salon.com is reporting that "The U.S. Embassy in Bahrain rescinds an invitation for a cultural exchange to the debauchery expert."
Noel Clay, a spokesperson from the State Department, said via phone that the invitation has been rescinded.
Calling it “a mistake and not appropriate,” Clay said the program has been canceled.