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              FILE - In this July 28, 2008 file photo, a worker fixes the display of Oreo cookies at a market in Palo Alto, Calif.  Earns Mondelez International  reports quarterly eanrings on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
              FILE - In this July 28, 2008 file photo, a worker fixes the display of Oreo cookies at a market in Palo Alto, Calif. Earns Mondelez International reports quarterly eanrings on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)   

Nabisco learns why you shouldn’t autoreply to everybody on Twitter

Caution: The following screenshot contains two words that offend a lot of people. If you think you might be offended by a profane racial epithet, please read no further.

Okay then.

Courtesy of the fine folks at Twitchy, here’s something that just happened. Scroll down at your own risk:

 

Presumably, whichever intern runs the @Oreo cookie Twitter account had set it up to autoreply. And presumably, that oversight has now been remedied.

I understand the criticism of Nabisco for allowing this to happen. Just to be a pest, though, I do need to ask: How do we know that the person who was using the offending Twitter handle* is white?

Doesn’t that matter? If not, why not?

But if you think I’m touching the significance of the cookie’s name with a ten-foot pole…

*That account has now been deleted, as far as I can tell. Possibly, it used that time-honored Twitter trick of substituting a lowercase “l” for one or both instances of the uppercase “I.” The Internet is an engine for new ways to be a jackass.