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Nasty response to a job-seeker goes viral for Cleveland marketing pro

Kelly Blazek runs a 7,300-member online job bank

She called 26-year-old Diana Mekota's request to join "tacky"

On Thursday, Blazek had deleted her blog, Twitter account and apologized

CNN  — 

When you’re a city’s “Communicator of the Year” and have hailed yourself as a “passionate advocate” for job-seekers, you probably ought not blast one of those job-seekers in a snide, dismissive e-mail.

Because the Internet hates that sort of thing.

But that’s what’s happened to Kelly Blazek, who runs a popular online job bank for marketing professionals in Cleveland.

Blazek’s response to an e-mail and LinkedIn request from Diana Mekota, a 26-year-old planning to move to Cleveland this summer, has made the rounds on Reddit, Buzzfeed and other viral hotspots after Mekota posted it to her Imgur account.