Unforgettable High-Jacked Hashtags
Social media can make or break you with one tweet. For some reason there are people who think that they are invincible to the internet trolls, lurking, ready to hijack their hashtag. Here’s a walk down memory lane and a tribute to some of Twitters finest hashtags fails.
Why do you shop in Waitrose? That’s all they wanted to know, I think Waitrose got a little more than they bargained for. While your at it, overheard in Waitrose is one of the greatest things to ever happen.
I shop at Waitrose because everyone on our estate does. Even the gamekeepers. #waitrosereasons
— James Coakes (@jamescoakes) September 21, 2012
I shop at Waitrose because mums go to Iceland, MILF's go to Waitrose #waitrosereasons
— Niall (@NiallBowes) September 21, 2012
I shop at Waitrose because you sell cheesecake branded as 'essential'. Let them eat cake, what! #waitrosereasons
— Fat Boater Lucy (@narrowboatlucy) September 21, 2012
I shop at waitrose because I enjoy getting dirty looks from staff and being followed round the shop by security #WaitroseReasons
— Damian Taylor (@damian_taylor) September 20, 2012
#RIMjobs & #Susanalbumparty
RIM (Research In Motion) really didn’t think this through. It seems they tweeted with good intentions – targeting people looking for a job at RIM. It sounds more like they were a guest at #susanalbumparty. That’s Susan’s album party, of course. Though the PR’s behind this may have got pat on the back, they certainly got people talking. Warning: Browse the #RIMjobs hashtag if you really want to, though I don’t reccomend you do it in the office. It’s a little NSFW.
Ignition is a great song and we’re okay with that. R Kelly’s team thought it’d be a good idea to do a little promo for the guy… But there’s that one thing you didn’t really want to talk about. Isn’t there R Kelly?
— BT (@BatanaiTuwe) December 10, 2013
Are you gonna get on the "Piss On You Remix" with Dave Chappelle? I'm still waiting….. #AskRKelly
— Pun Lord (@_____0__o______) December 10, 2013
What's your favorite bedtime story to read a date? #AskRKelly
— Nixster (@OriginalNixster) December 10, 2013
— WUUNAMdUP (@Brodooski) December 10, 2013
Robin got a shout out on this post as well, he’s been making the rounds. You’d have thought after R Kelly’s disaster he’d have thought, maybe this isn’t something I should do right now. You’re playing with fire Thicke.
#AskThicke Once you've cracked 'hug me', any thoughts on what rhymes with 'misogynistic douchebag'?
— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) July 1, 2014
What's it like being the human personification of a mid life crisis?
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 1, 2014
There's no need to #AskThicke. You know he wants it.
— Copperguts Soulsby (@Copperguts) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke do u gel ur hair with the grease from ur own personality
— em (@FallingToADream) July 1, 2014
UKIP thought they’d jump on the twitter bandwagon and get support from the Twitter community. If the above failed hashtag’s weren’t warning enough, maybe this will stop hashtag happy PR’s from making these blunders. Or you know, carry on and give us something to laugh at.
#WhyImVotingUkip because if you whisper 'bloody foreigners' three times in the mirror they appear behind you
— Joe Dawson MD (@JZD123) May 25, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I hate all that foreign muck. I like good British food, like curry and Chinese.
— Why I'm Voting UKIP (@WhyImVotingUKIP) May 28, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip a spanish bird gave my mate clap in aiya napa
— velvet thunder (@samspivwalker) May 24, 2014
Any other hashtag disasters that have kept you entertained? Comment and let us know!