The Monterey Bay Aquarium receives around two million visitors each year.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Twitter account has gained some notoriety for posting hilarious tweets connecting trending memes and slang with animals at their facility.

Tuesday, the account posted another of these seemingly innocent tweets:

and followed it up with some useful info about otters.

The tweet proved controversial, however. Here is one tweet we found criticizing the original.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium took the criticism seriously and released a string of apologies.

Some users believed that there was no need for the backpedaling–

–some just fell in love with Abby.

Whichever side you take, the Abby Tweet serves as a sort of microcosm of a year filled with controversy.

Do you think they otter bee ashamed?