Dr Mumbo

Virgin Australia tells Kanye to ‘EAD’

If there’s one person you don’t want to get into a Twitter flame war with right now it’s probably rapper Kanye West, who’s been in the news of late for his controversial tweets.

Which is why Dr Mumbo feels Virgin Australia might not have been in full control of its Twitter account when a tweet was sent telling Mr West “EAD (eat a dick) you douche”.

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Twitter immediately started speculating it a was a rogue employee accidentally tweeting from the company account, which has some 210,000 followers. The airline quickly shot that suggestion down:

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 6.30.08 pmThe claim that their employee was not responsible is certainly an interesting one with Virgin adding for extra impact:

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While some were suspicious: Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 6.22.58 pm

Many on social media were far more accepting than Virgin might have expected them to be:

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And others blamed Ansett:

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Who said social media always rises in outrage?

Updated 8:45am 17/2:

It seems Virgin has opened the floodgates to brands having fun at Kanye’s expense.

After the squillionaire’s bleatings that he needs more money after financing his clothing range and album, Pizza Hut UK put together a resume for him, bur decided he didn’t reach their standards for a delivery boy:

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