Saudi Pizza Hut's post drives people mad

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Published: 2017-10-23 17:55

Last Updated: 2017-10-23 19:02


Saudi Pizza Hut's post drives people mad
Saudi Pizza Hut's post drives people mad
Roya News Source


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and Investment announced Sunday that legal actions will be taken against Pizza Hut over an ad they shared on twitter.

As October 22 was designated International Stuttering Awareness Day, Pizza Hut’s ad was sent out in a tweet marking this event.

The ad went viral as people were mad, demanding an apology and asking people to boycott it Pizza Hut.

In the ad, letters were repeated in a way to emulate stuttering, which is a communication disorder making the flow of speech broken by repetition.

Social media users described the ad as “inappropriate” and “offensive”.

 

“You deleted it? Sorry we won’t forget it. Even if I don’t make a big difference, I announce boycotting Pizza Hut.”

 

“On the International Stuttering Awareness Day, Pizza Hut offensively makes fun of those who suffer from stuttering disorders on their day.”

 

 

 


Soon after legal actions were announced to be taken against them, Saudi Pizza Hut apologised publically on twitter.

 

“Peace be upon you all, we apologise for the irresponsible tweet against the group that's very close to our hearts, and we have taken the right procedures against who made this mistake.”