The Obama administration announced Monday that it would hold a special “youth summit social” on Dec. 4 for the “people who engage” the White House on social media.

The White House also requested that participants “spread the word” by using the Twitter hashtag “#WHYouth,” prompting intense mockery and snickering from certain corners of the Internet.

Apparently, some social media users felt that the White House’s “youth” tag was just a tad – creepy:

We begin today's meeting of the #WHYouth by singing the "Chad Henderson Lied."
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
#WHYouth. Because you want the State to have a direct influence on your children. Don't you?
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@yesnicksearcy
Yes, Nick Searcy!
Perhaps #WHYouth should use as its slogan "Forward!" No other nefarious youth organization has ever used that slogan. Oh, wait.
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@benshapiro
Ben Shapiro
Dear @, please at least read Wikipedia history before you have ideas. So is the #WHYouth slogan "Arbeitslosigkeit macht frei" ?
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@rumpfshaker
Sarah Rumpf
#WHYouth Not even this White House could be THAT dumb. They are probably trying to distract us from something else.
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag

The summit aims to educate young voters on the supposed benefits of enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.

“White House Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ followers ages 18-35 are eligible to apply to attend this White House event on December 4,” the White House said in a blog post. “After you sign up, spread the word! Let your followers know that you applied to attend the #WHYouth social.”

Loser of the day: Westney Heights Baptist Church in Ajax, Ontario. #WHYouth http://t.co/yBfNkbeBAZ
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@jamestaranto
James Taranto
If they don’t stop immediately, I’m going to have to report some of those mocking #WHYouth to both AttackWatch and TruthTeam.
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@charlescwcooke
Charles C. W. Cooke
I love this idea that there’s nothing inherently funny about #WHYouth or holiday healthcare talks, and only a “hack” would think there is.
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@charlescwcooke
Charles C. W. Cooke
They didn’t seriously call it #WHYouth did they? Is this some perverted form of Godwin’s law where they do it for us?
White House Twitter Account Sets Off Minor Storm With Questionable Youth Hashtag
@BenHowe
Ben Howe

Between people mocking the “#WHYouth” hashtag and the intense criticism the GOP Twitter account received for praising Rosa Parks Sunday for “ending racism,” it looks like social media strategists on both sides of the aisle should take a break.

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