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These 23 Companies Made Irreversible Social Media Mistakes

Companies are known to make horrifying and cringeworthy public blunders, both in advertising, social media, and beyond. And it’s no surprise that the people of the world won’t ever let them live that sh*t down. Sup Pepsi? How’s it going?

While it probably won’t hurt them too much financially in the long run, sometimes their mistakes carry on into the World Wide Web like that stubborn cold you just can’t shake. Their social media and advertising fails will creep behind them like that weird dude on the back of the bus, always close enough to stain and tarnish their image (and wink at you, ugh).

As much money and good PR that companies throw at these public sh*tstorms, we will never forget! The internet is nice like that. And hey — it’s fun to see big business suffer every once and a while, too!

These are 23 of the most cringeworthy and terrible social media blunders perpetrated by companies:


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Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.