Chipotle Apologizes After Hackers Tweet Racist Obama Messages
The company's logo had been temporarily replaced by a swastika.
Chipotle's Twitter followers got some unexpected reading material over the weekend.
The burrito chain has apologized after hackers sent racist and profane messages from its Twitter page, some directed at President Barack Obama.
"We apologize for the very offensive messages sent out from our account earlier tonight," the chain tweeted early Sunday morning. "We were unfortunately hijacked temporarily."
The offensive tweets have been deleted, but some Twitter users posted screen grabs of them, which showed that the hackers had replaced Chipotle's logo with a swastika.
One hacked tweet read: "We are now in support of the Nazi Party. F— that n— Obama." Another read: "F— the government and the FBI."
Tweets showing the offensive messages and the chain's subsequent response can be seen below.
In case you missed it, Chipotle got hacked last night pic.twitter.com/flE53JeEJw— John Cena (@StokedOnSong) February 8, 2015
So if you work in the media department at Chipotle, how much of a panic attack are you having right now? pic.twitter.com/uPhp0WtrxC— emokidsloveme (@emokidsloveme) February 8, 2015
We apologize for the very offensive messages sent out from our account earlier tonight. We were unfortunately hijacked temporarily. -Joe— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) February 8, 2015