HEAT CHECK! Wendy’s Follows Up Banner Day On Social Media By Tweeting (And Deleting) Designated Hate Symbol
Wendy was straight up feeling herself after making national headlines yesterday for torching a troll on Twitter after he tried calling her out for her beef patties being frozen. Rarely does the social media account of a fast food chain make headlines, so Wendy must’ve went home and diddled herself to all the love.
Instead of being content with the win and fading back into obscurity, Wendy thought she’d double down and try her hand at an encore joke that went over like Zoolander 2.
Wendy’s tweeted out a version of the Pepe the Frog meme, which, in Wendy’s defense, I had no idea was designated as a hate symbol. The tweet was in response to a Twitter user asking Wendy, “got any memes?”
According to the New York Daily News, that image was deemed last September by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol.
The ADL noted that the amphibian — once simply used for sad situations on the internet — had been hijacked by extreme right-wing groups, which posted it to mock bigotry and anti-Semitism.
Wendy’s eventually got the message and immediately deleted the tweet, accompanied with a follow-up tweet:
“Our community manager was unaware of the recent evolution of the Pepe meme’s meaning and this tweet was promptly deleted.”
Poor Wendy. Finally got an opportunity to sit with the cool kids at lunch and on the second day shits herself in front of the star quarterback. Dave Thomas would be rolling in his grave right now.
[h/t Daily News]