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Arby’s resorts to blocking conservatives on Twitter

Home - by - April 6, 2012 - 11:45 America/New_York - 28 Comments

Arby’s can support/advertise with anyone they wish,
but I think they dumped Rush Limbaugh on purpose to get some attention.

Be careful what you ask for, Arby’s.

 

Twitchy.com

Ha, I got blocked by @Arbys.


Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) April 05, 2012

 

You may recall that yesterday, Arby’s announced via Twitter that it would no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s show. Conservatives were not at all happy – and they got very vocal about it.

Well, as it turns out, Arby’s has begun blocking conservatives who have tweeted complaints.

The customer is always right, except at @Arbys. Tweet any criticism of them and you’ll get blocked. Typical gutless left-wing bitches.—
(@YankInGeorgia) April 05, 2012

 

So, @Arbys, now you’re blocking people asking you why you caved to extortion tactics? Can you say “doubling down on failure?”—
RB (@RBPundit) April 05, 2012

 

Check out @Arbys … if you’re interested in watching a brand commit suicide by social media.—
Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 05, 2012

 

Has a company Twitter account ever blocked its customers for complaining before? Is this … unprecedented?

In any event, Arby’s, we’re thinkin’ you really screwed up.

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» 28 Comments

  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    April 6th, 2012

    Arby’s has been blocking colons for years.

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  2. Chalupa

    April 6th, 2012

    Where’s the beef? On Twitter

    Full apology or no more patronizing of Arby’s.

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  3. WiscoDave

    April 6th, 2012

    Thank you for canceling your advertising on Rush Limbaugh! Also thank you for blocking complaints about it on Twitter!
    I’m sure the other restaurants I will now frequent will appreciate the new business as I will no longer darken your doorstep to spend my money on your food!

    http://www.myarbys.com/ge/Guest1/thankyou.aspx?QuestionCode=&feedbackid=476856

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  4. orbitup

    April 6th, 2012

    Arby’s is appeasing their base. We all know that liberals are really big meat eaters…. no, wait.

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  5. BigSlurpy

    April 6th, 2012

    This is not surprising as Arby’s is part of Pepsico (a major Obama contributor). I do not patronize anything owned by Pepsico.

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  6. Hawaiian

    April 6th, 2012

    My expectations are very low for a company with a logo that looks like a dick.

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  7. keepin r pithy

    April 6th, 2012

    heh… arby’s….gonna get obtwitterated!

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  8. keepin r pithy, oops, i mean

    April 6th, 2012

    heh… @arby’s….gonna get #obtwitterated!

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  9. Jethro

    April 6th, 2012

    @WiscoDave
    Thanks for the link. I sent my message.
    For anyone else – go to the contact link at the bottom of the page.

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  10. Redgrandma

    April 6th, 2012

    Living in Chicago, home of Mr. Beef, All’s Italian Beef, Portillos, Feebs, and many many more I have always found Arby’s uniquely unappetizing. They just dont do beef justice Have not entered or driven through one in years. Glad to hear they are part of PepsiCo so I can participate in the boycott.

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  11. CrustyB

    April 6th, 2012

    Same here, Redgrandma. Chicago’s the easiest city in the world find a good beef sandwich. Arby’s is now banished from my alimentary canal for good.

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  12. Bob M.

    April 6th, 2012

    DID RUSH RETRACT HIS APOLOGY TO THE SLUT?!?!?

    I CANNOT listen to him, or take him SERIOUSLY, UNTIL he does.

    Period. >:-(

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  13. Granny Flash

    April 6th, 2012

    Count me in on driving on by Arby’s to eat elsewhere.

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  14. TooMuchTime

    April 6th, 2012

    I’m think’…someplace other than Arby’s.

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  15. TooMuchTime

    April 6th, 2012

    Ooops!

    …thinkin’…

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  16. Noah

    April 6th, 2012

    You know I have only been to Arbys once and I thought it was the grosses food I ever had… They suck…

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  17. Goldenfoxx

    April 6th, 2012

    There’s an Arby’s in town and the parking lot is always empty. We wonder how they stay in business, maybe because it’s across the street from the hospital and they get more walk ins than drive ins. I’ve never been in Arby’s and never will. I don’t patronize Sleep Train either. Poor orphaned children are going without shoes because of Sleep Train. They should be ashamed!

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  18. even steven

    April 6th, 2012

    “I’m so hungry, I could eat at Arby’s”

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  19. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    April 6th, 2012

    ARBY’s (R. B. = roast beef, get it?)

    I quit Arby’s MANY YEARS ago when they switched from using roast beef to roast pink slime. Not much of an exaggeration, the chain began with pretty good, genuine beef round sliced extra thin, deli-style.

    Then, for some reason, they switched, in a blatant and obvious fashion, to preformed beef-cuts-and-gelatin-mold which was shaped and shipped like Danish ham. That’s when they began to slide.

    Then the word got out a few years ago that they were owned by hardcore liberals (like Progressive, Costco, Scott’s, et al.) and folks like me said, “MEH, I don’t eat there anyway.”

    Now that HOOTERS serves Arby’s one remaining menu item that’s any good (curly fries), why bother?

    As for Pepsico, I only drink diet root beer and I don’t care for theirs.

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  20. Tim

    April 6th, 2012

    Well, if there was an Arby’s anywhere around here, I wouldn’t eat there!

    So there!

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  21. FreedomCat

    April 6th, 2012

    I liked their beef and cheddars but did not know they were owned by Pepsico and leftist. Never understood how corporations could be owned and operataed by leftards b/c it is capitalism that helped to make them what they are. Guess I won’t be eating at Arby’s anymore.

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  22. RickeyG

    April 6th, 2012

    They put out a lot of those buy one get one free coupons…what if conservatives scheduled a day just to buy stuff with those coupons and nothing else? Just as a parting shot before they never see our money again!

    Guess they’ll have to go all veggie to lure in the libtards…

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  23. Bill Brennan

    April 6th, 2012

    I too am from Chicago and I just can’t understand how a large company like Arby’s has NO idea how to improve the horrible product they sell.
    Take a lesson from Al’s Beef in Chicago, Mr. Arby, there are W A Y better products then you offer and until you get your act together don’t be so quick to Rush to judgement at RUSH.

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  24. scr_north

    April 6th, 2012

    Arby’s is owned by Roark Capital Group. Check out wikipedia for the 25 other companies owned by them. Hey, maybe they need a letter or two.

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  25. 99th Squad Leader

    April 6th, 2012

    Talk about shootin’ yourself in the foot!
    Arbys, get a clue, or bankruptcy is in your future!

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  26. DavVA

    April 6th, 2012

    Wow! That was my favorite fast food place. Too bad I can’t go anymore…

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  27. Nutjob

    April 6th, 2012

    We use to call them Arbys Roach Beast, I had a friend who worked there in the 80′s and said apparently the roachs were quite fond of the place.

    I might try 1 once or twice a year, but won’t be anymore…..at least until I see the bankruptcy.

    Maybe the management at Arbies should ask that mattress asshat how well his business faired when making the same idiotic liberal bandwagon business move.

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  28. General Ripper

    April 7th, 2012

    “This is not surprising as Arby’s is part of Pepsico (a major Obama contributor). I do not patronize anything owned by Pepsico.” – Big Slurpy

    Yo Bigs, +1 !!

    I was a lifelong Pepsi drinker until those craven leftist fucktards at Pepsi changed their damn LOGO to look like the Obama Campaign “O”. Noe one drop of Pepsi since, NOT ONE DAMN DROP.

    Hell, I live in the South – I was a traitor to my class for not drinking Coca-Cola.

    I just remembered a Simpson’s episode where the kids got stranded on a desert island, ala “Lord of the Flies”. One of the creepy twin girls said, “I’m so hungry I could eat at …(whispers)Arby’s.” The surrounding kids make shuddering and retching sounds.

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