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Topics: PETA, mlkday, Twitter, bad tweets, pornhub, porn, Forever 21, zzzquil, krazy glue, schwinn, Martin Luther King, Jr., marine corps, Social News, Technology News, Media News, Business News, Life News, Entertainment News, News, Politics News
It seems like every year we are reminded of the lengths corporations will go to get a little street credibility and build more of a following. Yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was no exception. Here are 13 examples (and one apology) of when shameless Twitter promotion goes terribly wrong:
Zzzquil, the shining example of what happens when you make PR decisions while sleepwalking.
Today is the day for dreaming. Happy MLK Day.— ZzzQuil (@ZzzQuil) January 20, 2014
Adult website Pornhub (yes, it has a Twitter) pathetically attempts to show tolerance.
Happy MLK. In honor of his death, make sure to only use the Ebony category today.— Pornhub Katie (@Pornhub) January 20, 2014
Then they dig a deeper hole…
Apology: MLK would have wanted everyone to watch the Interracial category today. #IHaveADream— Pornhub Katie (@Pornhub) January 20, 2014
Though well-intentioned, it may have not been the smartest move for PETA to equate the struggle for human rights with a sad animal.
Forever 21 shows how important it is to make a statement by protecting your smartphone.
You shouldn’t have, Krazy Glue. Really, you shouldn’t have.
Honored to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. pic.twitter.com/p2LeNjwv0J— Krazy Glue (@KrazyGlueExpert) January 20, 2014
Chicken of the Sea
How long did Chicken of the Sea spend Googling this?
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.— Chicken of the Sea (@COSMermaid) January 20, 2014
Put your silly hat back on, Arby’s.
McDonald’s shows it knows how to follow Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Coke shamelessly attempts to demonstrate what it’s like at the mountaintop.
U.S. Marine Corps
The U.S. Marine Corps should have thought first before kicking off the three-day weekend, guns blazing (H/T: @athertonKD).
Then they took it down and apologized …
From the Command in reference to our latest tweet: pic.twitter.com/9ln39HCWqA— MARSOC (@MARSOCofficial) January 17, 2014
Ian Blair is a Master's Candidate in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU. Follow him on Twitter: @i2theb.More Ian Blair.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.