On early Tuesday, McDonald’s corporate account on Twitter was compromised by hackers. The cyber criminals posted an offensive tweet aimed at President Donald Trump, presumably as detractors of his administration.
The post was only up for about twenty minutes before Twitter notified the fast food franchise that their account had been hacked. They promptly took care of the situation and apologized publicly for the incident.
The microblogging platform has served as the stage for much controversy since its inception more than a decade ago. Other online forums like Reddit also have risen as sites for discussion after the latest Presidential Race of the United States.
Trump is a “disgusting excuse of a President” and has “tiny hands”
The message may sound familiar for Last Week Tonight fans as it makes reference to Donald Trump’s hand. Something we all know John Oliver likes joking about.
“@REALDONALDTRUMP YOU ARE ACTUALLY A DISGUSTING EXCUSE OF A PRESIDENT AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE @BARACKOBAMA BACK, ALSO YOU HAVE TINY HANDS,” the tweet read.
The last part of the tweet, though, was the one which caught the most attention online. Trump’s ‘tiny hands’ are a direct reference to Sen. Marco Rubio’s remarks during the Republican primaries for the presidency of the United States.
Rubio said the 45th President had small hands and told the crowd at a rally at Roanoke College that the saying was true: you cannot trust a man with small hands. The Senator later apologized for his comments but the insult stuck.
From then on, the online community has had a blast taking notice of Trump’s hand size and has even made memes out of the whole ordeal. Rubio’s remarks even inspired what is now a full-blown subreddit dedicated to photoshopping the President to look like a small child.
r/TinyTrumps takes the joke even further by putting the business mogul-turned-politician in situations such as that of a kid. Other government officials are often involved in the memes as well, which come in the form of photos or gifs.
A spokeswoman for McDonald’s answered the media’s inquiries with an official statement, saying that the account had been hacked indeed. The perpetrators remain unknown, although the media suspects some parties might be involved in the hack.
Wednesday saw several Twitter accounts as the protagonists of a feud between Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands. Rising tensions had accumulated and they exploded online in the form of Nazi imagery posted to some high-profile accounts.