I really hope they are joking... but given their track record that really isn't something they should joke about. But given they just emailed you instead of going to the twitterverse I figure they are joking.
I wish they would realize how many people would fucking kill to have some of the opportunities they do and get their shit together. I mean, come on, at least try and make it look like you give a damn about the consequences for your actions. It's your JOB for crying out loud.