You have to some small kind of sympathy for PR managers of the world’s largest corporations. Not only are they beholden to spruiking their product day in, day out, they also have to avoid pushing out content which would even mildly perturb their core audience.
Of course, the company has come out with an explanation for that decidedly spicy message. In a new and unlikely-to-be-deleted message, McDonald’s claims its account was “compromised” before the tweet was unleashed, and that they’re “investigating” the incident.
Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.
— McDonald’s (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
Still, people ain’t so sure the company really was compromised. The prevailing conspiracy theory is that some fed-up social media professional decided to wield their company’s PR might to further their own political leanings.
— Mark Gongloff ?? (@markgongloff) March 16, 2017
— Trudy (@thetrudz) March 16, 2017
— Ryan Schwartz (@RyanSchwartz) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp I’ll buy 100 McNuggets right now if you put the tweet back up.
— Pete Haas (@dimeford) March 16, 2017