Hacked McDonald's tweet calls President Trump 'disgusting', company issues apology

With an estimated 151,000 followers on McDonald's Twitter page, the post went viral on a rapid pace.

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The Twitterati were firmly surprised after a controversial tweet against President Trump was posted on McDonald's official page. The tweet posted on Thursday called President Trump as "disgusting." "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the tweet read.

With an estimated 151,000 followers on their Twitter page, the post went viral on a rapid pace. Soon, netizens started creating trolls and memes to poke fun at the issue. However, McDonal's soon confirmed that their account has been hacked and apologised for the tweet. "Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source," Terri Hickey, a spokeswoman for McDonald's, told CNBC. "We took swift action to secure it, and we apologize this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald's account."

However, by the time, the company issued its apology note, the damage has already been done. Trump supporters have threatened to boycott the Golden Arches for their act. "❤❤❤ Support @ChickfilA ❤❤❤#BoycottMcDonalds @McDonaldsCorp @McDonalds" "Im boycotting mcdonalds, i dont eat there anyway."

While anti-trump fans are on cloud nine and they cheered the tweets. "Looks like I'm buying breakfast at @McDonalds today! " "The person who made this tweet is awesome. #ImLovinIt." And few gave it a third look. "Clown on clown crime #McDonalds." "McDonald's coffee must be strong today because they are WOKE."

In reply, Trump posted a picture of him eating McD's fries while on his private jet. The US President shared the image on his Instagram account. An interesting fact is Trump has appeared in the television commercial for McDonald's alongside its character Grimace more than a decade ago.

Earlier this week, a slew of microblogging accounts owned by celebrities and media houses have also been hacked—including that of Forbes and Justin Bieber.

This article was first published on March 17, 2017