Actress slammed for misleading tweet about tax bill


The actress best known for her role as Pam on NBC’s “The Office” was schooled by dozens of Twitter users after she tweeted out inaccurate information about the GOP tax bill.

“I can’t stop thinking about how school teachers can no longer deduct the cost of their classroom supplies on their taxes…something they shouldn’t have to pay for with their own money in the first place. I mean, imagine if nurses had to go buy their own syringes. #ugh,” Jenna Fisher tweeted on Saturday.

Fischer, 43, was immediately corrected by those who pointed out that a $250 school supplies deduction — created during the Obama administration — was included in the bill.

The actress doubled down on her previous tweet by adding, “It was capped at $250 which is woefully insufficient especially considering they shouldn’t have to go out of pocket at all. #iloveteachers.” However, she was still incorrect, according to droves of critics who were more than happy to point out where she went wrong.

“It was capped at $250 before the bill. It’s still capped at $250. Nothing changed. You are misleading people,” one user wrote.

Another Twitter user replied, “This deduction was not eliminated in the bill that passed. Given that you have hundreds of thousands of followers, don’t you have a responsibility to make sure you’re not giving them false information? Please consider at least deleting and tweeting a correction.”

Fischer finally admitted that she didn’t have all the facts on Christmas Day, in a new tweet.

“Thanks for your tweets! I had some facts wrong,” she wrote, adding, “Teachers surveyed by Scholastic in 2016 personally spent an average of $530 on school supplies for students. Teachers who worked at high-poverty schools spent an average of $672. The tax deduction was capped at $250.”

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