You’d have thought that Taco Bell’s tweet on Martin Luther King Day– “Have you ever dreamed about eating @TacoBell and then woke up and made that dream come true?” –would have been bad enough to scare off any other fast food chains from making another social media blunder this week. But like a line of delicious, deep-fried dominoes, McDonald’s has now toppled in the face of the almighty force that is thousands of bored, scabby teens.
When they paid to promote the hashtag “McDStories,” those poor executives who graduated summa cum Mclaude from Hamburger University didn’t stop to think that maybe some people’s stories were better left untold. It began trending earlier this afternoon, and before long the hashtag had been taken over by hoards of horror stories. Click through…if you have the stomach for it.