Wendy's Has Given Us 2017's First Memorable Twitter Drama
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In the past they've implied that McDonald's is garbage, roasted whiny customers and, most recently, shut down a troll in spectacular fashion. The troll in question was one Thuggy-D, who is probably neither Thuggy, nor D in real life. He went after one of their tweets, suggesting that their 'Fresh, never frozen' slogan was a lie, and that their beef did indeed come from a freezer. Wendy's bit back, assuring that their beef is delivered fresh, but Thuggy-D didn't let up, and you can see how well that went for him:
@NHride Where do you store cold things that aren't frozen?— Wendy's (@Wendys) January 2, 2017
@NHride You don't have to bring them into this just because you forgot refrigerators existed for a second there.— Wendy's (@Wendys) January 2, 2017
That is, I think you'll agree, some grade-A freezer burn right there. It helps that Thuggy is clearly a few Ds short of a maglite, but even with that in mind it's pretty impressive. What came next however, was not.
Hot on the heels of their amusing riposte, Wendy's replied to another user who had simply asked if they had any memes on the go. They responded with a twist on a common theme, a reworking Pepe the Frog with the classic Wendy's red pigtails. Yeah, Pepe the Frog, the character who was recently co-opted by white supremacists. Swing and a miss.
Wendy's just tweeted and deleted this pic.twitter.com/c7l1nzOKZr— Colin Jones (@colinjones) January 4, 2017
After swiftly removing the tweet, Wendy's claimed that they had been unaware of Pepe's recent transformation. It holds up, something tells me that Wendy's isn't secretly being run by the alt-right, and fair play to them for owning their mistakes.
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Wendy's Has Given Us 2017's First Memorable Twitter Drama Reviewed by Callum Davies on Monday, January 09, 2017 Rating: