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Buffalo Wild Wings apologizes for racist and vulgar tweets, chain says it was hacked

Buffalo Wild Wings apologizes for racist and vulgar tweets, chain says it was hacked
Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 09:09:18-04

After its official account tweeted a string of racist and vulgar messages on Friday evening, Buffalo Wild Wings has apologized and says it was hacked.

In about a 10 minute span on Friday evening, the verified account @BWWings sent six disturbing messages — messages that included sexual innuendo and racial slurs, including one Tweet that singled out author and commentator Tariq Nasheed. The account also sent a message about Wendy's using a British slang term to describe a child molester.

The tweets were deleted shortly after they were sent. Buffalo Wild Wings then sent the following message:

"Well, we were hacked.  And it wasn’t funny.  We apologize for the awful posts, which obviously did not come from us."

 

 

A spokesperson told the Associated Press that the restaurant chain "will pursue the appropriate action against the individuals involved."

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.