The Buffalo Wild Wings Twitter account was hacked on Friday afternoon, and for a time the tweets coming from the restaurant had little to do with tasty chicken wings.
I haven’t been to U.S. as of late, but it seems that Buffalo Wild Wings has significantly changed their branding. pic.twitter.com/b8dkrqRAh9
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) June 1, 2018
The hack naturally set Twitter abuzz with speculation.
buffalo wild wings account is almost certainly hacked
that or someone just got fired and went rogue
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) June 1, 2018
Buffalo Wild Wings implementing a bold new social media strategy pic.twitter.com/NlyMBiSjBu
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) June 1, 2018
“IT WASN’T ME. THEY OBVIOUSLY HACKED THE ACCOUNT”
-Buffalo Wild Wings social media intern pic.twitter.com/tJRFBl0XiV
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) June 1, 2018
Someone even blamed President Trump for the tweet. (RELATED: Erdogan Supporters Hack Brit Hume’s Twitter Account)
“Buffalo Wild Wings probably got hacked,” tweeted Dr. Eugene Gu. “But that’s not the story here. The real story is that the racist tweets went massively viral before they got deleted. This showcases the same type of crude trolling power Trump leverages when he makes outrageous statements for his own gain.”
Buffalo Wild Wings probably got hacked. But that’s not the story here. The real story is that the racist tweets went massively viral before they got deleted. This showcases the same type of crude trolling power Trump leverages when he makes outrageous statements for his own gain. pic.twitter.com/Lq5qypzUK6
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 2, 2018
Dr. Gu’s tweet provoked plenty of reaction from the other side.
Dude. You’re a doctor. Maybe take a pill for that Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Meanwhile…while you were focused on Buffalo Wild Wings, unemployment is at a record low since WWII. https://t.co/0ShgbzEpxZ
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) June 2, 2018
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) June 2, 2018
Hope you find a cure for extreme TDS doc.
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) June 2, 2018
Thankfully, all was well when the restaurant finally gained back control of their account.
Well, we were hacked. And it wasn’t funny. We apologize for the awful posts, which obviously did not come from us.
— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) June 2, 2018
Donald Trump just pardoned Buffalo Wild Wings.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 1, 2018