Not a day goes by when there isn’t some sort of negative news about Chick-fil-A – home of chicken served with a side of hate. They’ve now found themselves in the middle of a PR nightmare. Everything has centered around Chick-fil-A’s COO recently admitting to being anti-gay. Shortly thereafter the Jim Henson Company pulled their toys from Chick-fil-A’s kids meals and announced they’d have no further ties with the company.
Chick-fil-A claimed the toys were pulled because of a “possible safety issue”. The only issue with that statement is that’s it a complete fabrication. There is no safety issue, there is no recall, and there are no problems with the toys. Someone’s got their panties in a bunch, then. Now it seems that Chick-fil-A might be propagating that lie via a fake Facebook account. Oh dear.
Rather than accepting that The Jim Henson Company would rather stop doing business with them than have their toys associated with the companies policies, it appears as though Chick-fil-A’s PR arm is making fake Facebook accounts to defend its own “honor.” Don’t mess with the internets, as it were. Check out the interaction below. It didn’t take much time for actual people with real accounts to suss out the fishy nature of the post. The account in question was created hours before the post and the “her” profile picture is a stock photo from Shutterstock.
As an update: Chick-fil-A has denied that it has created fake Facebook accounts to defend itself. In a statement to BuzzFeed, spokeswoman Tiffany Greenway said:
“We have seen this and it is not true. Chick-Fil-A has not created a separate or a false Facebook account. We don’t know who created it.”
- via Happy Place -