It’s becoming the tweet heard ’round the world
The McDonald’s Twitter account fired off a tweet this morning that exploded on social media — for the 20 minutes it was up. Not only was it tweeted, it was pinned to the top of the @mcdonaldscorp Twitter page.
oh my it’s even pinned pic.twitter.com/tGv6EdpZEm
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 16, 2017
The tweet read, “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would also love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”
McDonald’s quickly removed the tweet, and attempted to do some quick recon. Not before the tweet was shared and liked hundreds of times though.
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
“Twitter notified us that our account was compromised,” the follow-up tweet read. “We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.”
The people of Twitter were there to make sure no one missed it though:
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 16, 2017
— Olivia Messer (@OliviaMesser) March 16, 2017
And the responses were hilarious:
— Cole Ledford (@ColeLedford11) March 16, 2017
Welp, I guess it's McDonalds for lunch today.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 16, 2017
We work in McDonalds.
We are the resistance.
WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED! pic.twitter.com/VhJqtKKRXp
— ROGUE McDonalds Stff (@Alt_McDonalds) March 16, 2017
Social Media Manager going out in a blaze of glory? Someone just snapped? McDonald’s was weirdly hacked by someone who really, really hates Trump?
Oh, 2017. Stay weird.