Pizza Abuse

Think before you tweet, people! (Twitter/Nestle Foods)

Think before you tweet, people! (Twitter/Nestle Foods)

On Monday—after viewing the newly released footage of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice physically abusing his wife in an Atlantic City elevator—writer Beverly Gooden created the Twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed to lead a national discussion about domestic violence.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. And the global statistics are even more staggering.

Sadly, no one told the people at DiGiorno’s Pizza about this hashtag because they tweeted something many felt was insensitive and extremely misguided—I’m sure you can see for yourself from the photo I included.

Fortunately, this tweet was immediately removed and a spokeswoman for Nestle—the company that brings you delicious DiGiorno Pizza—quickly apologized. And while this can be chalked up as “no harm, no foul,” I have a suggestion for the people at DiGiorno: find out what a hashtag means before using it to peddle your Italian treats! At least that way you won’t piss off potential pizza eaters!

Posted on September 9, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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