Mike Mozart/Flickr Chipotle apologized on Sunday for a series of racist tweets that were sent from the brand’s Twitter account while it was hacked. A spokesperson for the Mexican food chain confirmed that Chipotle’s account was hacked for two hours early Sunday morning. The news comes less than two years after Chipotle faked its own hacking as a part of a publicity stunt for its 20th anniversary.
“Our Twitter account was hijacked overnight for about two hours during which a series of offensive tweets was posted to the account,” Chris Arnold, communications director for Chipotle, told Mashable. “We apologize for the nature of the posts that were made during that time, and we are now conducting an investigation to try to determine what happened and who might have been involved.”
While Chipotle has since removed the offending tweets, various Twitter users were quick to take screenshots of the hacked account. (Warning: The following tweets include offensive language and imagery.)
The news comes less than two years after Chipotle faked its own hacking as a part of a publicity stunt for its 20th anniversary. Read more…