Burger King’s Twitter account was put in the spotlight Monday — and not in a good way. Someone hacked the company’s account and changed the Burger King feed to look like that of McDonald’s, substituting the McDonald’s logo in place of Burger King’s.
The hackers sent several vulgar tweets, posted outrageous claims about company employees and practices and even linked to a video by controversial Chicago rapper Chief Keef.
The hacked feed was live for more than an hour before Twitter shut it down at Burger King’s request.
“We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings," Burger King said in a statement Monday afternoon. “We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics."