Social media management may seem like an easy career, but dealing with trolls, rude commenters and Karens on a daily basis can feel like a thankless job, and some businesses' social media editors have been caught having some rough days in front of millions of followers. Fortunately for us, these tweets have made for some absolutely iconic social media moments.
Here are some of our favorite savage social media posts made by companies.
Crooked Crust is a favorite among Denton's University of North Texas college students. It’s open until 3 a.m. on weekends and makes a great drunk meal after a night on Fry Street. It’s also open for a midday snack — if you need a depression slice after failing your physics exam. They’ll make you just about any pizza you want, with a variety of toppings and sauce options. Just don’t ask for a calzone. In November, the pizzeria said its piece unequivocally by tweeting: "We don't sell calzones. The closest you'll get is us putting sauce and cheese in a Ziploc baggie for you."
Pabst Blue Ribbon
We don’t sell calzones. The closest you’ll get is us putting sauce and cheese in a ziploc baggie for you— New Year, New Crust (@crookedcrust) November 28, 2021
In a now deleted tweet from Jan. 3, Pabst Blue Ribbon recommended that those observing Sober January should try "eating ass." We don't know how much beer they drank before signing off on the post, but the company has since apologized for the (presumably former) employee's "poor judgment." Look, we could eat ass or we could drink PBR. We're pretty sure they taste the same.
Whoever is behind the Twitter for Wendy's is a roasting legend whose savagery deserves a raise every single month. The company gets into endless wit-battling threads with competitors such as McDonald's and even with its own customers. Who can forget the time a user "proved" he could recite the Wendy's menu from memory by posting a photo of a trash bag, and the chain responding with "Thanks for sharing your baby pictures"? They'll also take the time to explain basic economics to people asking for free Frostys that cost 50 cents.
Superstar Rihanna is technically a brand now, right? She sure has taken some time away from being a musician. Just don’t ask her when the album is coming. She’ll just give you an update on which of her Fenty products has sold out, completely unbothered.
The dictionary itself chose the word “vaccine” as the word of the year for 2021. It's not necessarily an overtly savage tweet, but we're living for the subtle shade.
The word ‘vaccine’— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 29, 2021
- saw a 601% increase in lookups this year over last.
- had continual spikes of attention through the year.
- was about much more than medicine in 2021.
‘Vaccine’ is our 2021 #WordOfTheYear.https://t.co/i7QlIv15M3
It was the last day of 2021, and Moon Pie just didn't give af. Presumably making fun of increasingly loosened CDC restrictions as COVID cases continued to peak, the company tweeted: "I think the CDC said you can dip a MoonPie in something strong and just try to forget this year ever happened." Sounds like an odd combination, but it definitely beats drinking your own urine.
I think the CDC said you can dip a MoonPie in something strong and just try to forget this year ever happened— MoonPie (@MoonPie) December 30, 2021
Netflix isn’t just for streaming. The company also keeps us glued to our devices through its Twitter presence, where they've crafted some pretty classic tweets over the years. Even if one of them was a slight jab to our hometown hero Post Malone.
beerbongs & bentleys is out april 27 pic.twitter.com/h254GmcWXR— Netflix (@netflix) April 16, 2018
Just a reminder not to mess with the LGBTQ+ fam this soup season; Campbell’s certainly won’t have it.
When Hulu put out an online ad featuring model Kendall Jenner, it was flooded with sexist comments from thirsty men. But the streaming site handled them in the classiest of ways, by sticking to the company's message: selling yet another streaming service that'll make you pay extra to watch the show you're actually looking for.