Not too long ago the fast food chain made headlines when it came out with strong words against the idea of same-sex marriage, being the good dogma-following bigots they were (this rage is also for not being open on Sunday back when I use to respect you) and recently lost their partnership with Jim Henson Studios because of it. Naturally the web talks and it looks as if the company may be trolling Facebook to defend itself- er- look more stupid.If it's true or not is another matter, but it's too good not to write about. The whole thing starts with people talking about the loss of their partnership and laughing over it, like any sane human would do in this era when someone comes into the conversation making it sound like a PR stunt to state the deal was lost weeks and weeks before the anti same-sex comment. It was quickly noted the account was only eight hours old, and the image of an adorable little red headed teenage girl was traced to a collection of royalty free stock photos.
Once again I can't tell if it was a plant, or someone trolling on their own, or the company however, I honestly really don't put it past anyone anymore to try things like that. Stealth marketing is pretty common now and you can find so many “company plants” lurking all over different social sites and forums. Let's be honest too, the only people who have stood up and defended the restaurant were the infamous mass brainwashed Phelps family of Westboro fame. Not really good PR on that end. I suppose this goes back to my theory of the 100th monkey sort of situation, where the last holdouts in a paradigm shift are going to be louder, more obnoxious and stupid until they eventually die off.