Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

McDonald's Says Corporate Twitter Feed Hacked After Anti-Trump Post

McDonald's Says Corporate Twitter Feed Hacked After Anti-Trump Post

Twitter has been yet the source of another enterprise faux pas, after the McDonald's account tweeted criticism against U.S. president Donald Trump.

The hashtag #BoycottMcDonalds might soon be trending along with #BoycottHawaii.

Whoa! McDonald's Twitter account called President Trump a "disgusting excuse Of A President", and you just have to see how this tweet got online!

The tweet was quickly deleted and McDonald's explained how their account had been "compromised" and they are "investigating" the incident.

Supporters of President Donald Trump are urging for a boycott of McDonalds after the fast food giant's official account Tweeted that the president is "disgusting" and "has small hands".

The McDonald's-Trump development came on the same day when several high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked to send anti-Nazi messages in Turkish in the midst of a diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany. The tweet also said that former President Barack Obama should be back in the White House.

The message was sent out from the fast-food outlet's corporate account on Thursday afternoon and was briefly pinned to the top of the page, before being deleted.

Then, Trump lashed out at Snoop Dogg, Tweeting that the rapper ought to be in jail after Snoop released a music video that featured him holding a prop gun to the head of "President Ronald Krump". He said the "fish delight" was his meal, but no such meal exists on the McDonald's menu. Responses like the following are being published on Twitter about the McDonald's Twitter melee against Mr. Trump. It seems that they dropped their McTendies. Great! You are now officially on the #BoycottMcDonalds list!

Corporate Twitter accounts walk a thin line between reaching out to fans and looking too much like the "How Do You Do, Fellow Kids" meme.

However, McDonald's did not clarify whether the account had been hacked, or taken over by a disgruntled, outspoken, employee.

Yesterday, hundreds of Twitter accounts including Justin Bieber's and Forbes were hacked.

It was certainly a quick escalation from McDonald's previous tweets.

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