Robert Gibbs has been missing from McD's campus for hours https://t.co/jOfBnAISkQ
— Reed Galen (@reedgalen) March 16, 2017
As you’ve probably heard by now, earlier today, McDonald’s landed themselves in hot oil after a tweet went out from their corporate account calling Trump “a disgusting excuse of a President” (and noting his “tiny hands”). They later claimed that the account had been compromised and promised a thorough investigation.
Well, they’ve just released their findings:
Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. Read more: https://t.co/X5NwVI5sKp
— McDonald's (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
Here’s the full statement:
Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. We took swift action to secure it, and we apologize this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald’s account.
That’s not nearly as exciting as we’d hoped.
Hamburglar cleared. https://t.co/K69Fd7ZEOK
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 16, 2017
And go figure: A lot of people are now pissed at McDonald’s for taking the tweet down and apologizing that it went up in the first place.
— ♫ SifiChick ♪ (@Sifichick) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp pity, I respected your organization for speaking out against the currently ruling tyrant
— WanderTruant (@WanderTruant) March 16, 2017
— Samantha Wilson (@SoraBlu3) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp too bad, for once you were saying good things
— Kyou (@ningiou) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp sadly it was the only good thing to come out of mcDonald's.
— Guy Frankland (@gfrankland) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp Please put it back up. That was PERFECT!
— BigMouth (@Linnie2045) March 16, 2017
— Tony (@PCPRO23) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp Put the tweet back up and I'll buy 200 nuggets ?
— Olivia Morganstern (@SarcasticOli) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp Does that source have a restaurant we can patronize?
— Patrick Enright (@Patrick_134) March 16, 2017
— st*ph*n** (@helpwinner) March 16, 2017
But others are pissed because they don’t think the apology went far enough:
@McDonaldsCorp until you prove it wasn't intentional you don't get my business (and it was a lot)
— paisley jo johansen (@paisley_jojo) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp how about sending out an apology to the POTUS and to the American people or I'm loving Burger King!!
— The Deuce (@PersonalTims) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp and yet 10 hours later, no apology to the President of the United States… classy McDonalds, real classy
— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen2143) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp apologize to our president until then I pledge never to buy your product again and my kids love Mickey D's
— June richard (@Miccey2005) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp I and a very large group of people who were offended are done with you, you could have apologized to the POTUS but didn't
— Ken Wagner (@kwagner122) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp until you apologize to president Trump, I will not be eating at your establishment!!!
— Darren Dupuy (@chefdupuy26) March 16, 2017
— Concerned American (@ConcernedAmer17) March 16, 2017