UPS Store message receives massive backlash after being fiercely criticized
The UPS store is under a lot of heat for a bad joke they tweeted recently, although they have since deleted the tweet; the deed has been done. The social media team of the delivery giant made an insensitive comment about delivering letters to Santa claus for children.
The good people of Twitter aren't taking the tweet lightly; they have a whole lot to say.
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The post read
“if your child addresses a letter to the North Pole, you can leave it with us. We do shredding.”
The post was meant to be cheeky and witty at the same time, but it fell short of its mark as a lot of parents did not find it the least funny and condemned the organisation calling them insensitive.
Who hurt you @TheUPSStore? 🤔— CJ Topher ✌🏻💙❄️ (@CJ_FightPD) December 17, 2018
My dad was postmaster in our small town post office.📮
Mom, pretending to be Santa, wrote back to each child who sent a letter. Then she secretly shared the wish list with their parents. 🎅💌😊
If she was still here she'd kick your ass(es). 😡 pic.twitter.com/qQkpDFto5Q
The Blaze, a popular Twitter account responded to the tweet by asking if “The Grinch” hacked UPS Twitter account. The whole world knows 'the Grinch stole Christmas'; perhaps, he's here again.
Can't call @UPSStore a Grinch because the Grinch had a heart that was able to grow three sizes.— Bette Sullivan (@betteirene) December 17, 2018
This is just plain heartless.
Another user wrote:
“UPS really doesn't value what brings others happiness, it seems. I get it's supposed to be a joke, but it's very insensitive and in poor taste.”
While another user seemed to find it funny as a particular tweet stated:
The UPS Store's new motto:— Patricia Treble (@PatriciaTreble) December 17, 2018
If you don't want to break children's hearts, we'll do it for you. pic.twitter.com/Uk8HjKdqwp
Another user who worked for the organization equated when he worked there as being like Santa helpers, delivering packages up until Christmas eve but ended the tweet with a lament as to how things have changed now.
UPS stores have deleted the tweet after the enormous trolling they got online, the giant National package delivery service has been tagged a company seriously lacking the Christmas Spirit after telling parents to send the letters their children addressed to Santa in the North Pole to them, so they could “shred” it.
Can you also flip off my child and tell him there is no Santa for an additional cost?— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 17, 2018
It may affect their sales this period as a number of customers have vowed to use other delivery services this festive season.
The giant did delete the post almost immediately but have not yet released an apology for the bad tweet. They may be constructing a remarkable apology right now, but one thing is sure, the apparent anger of people at their insensitivity.
Who hurt you, UPS? pic.twitter.com/xjNLieD8VB— Madison Alder (@madialder) December 17, 2018
The anger is derived from the blatant refusal to acknowledge the feelings of children, especially in this holiday period. A lot of the disappointed comments came from parents who felt the tweet was a very costly joke.
A user joked that although they haven't apologized for the offensive tweet, maybe their social media team should be expecting a visit from the Christmas Spirit sometime soon.
A majority agree it was a joke gone bad, but still that does not remove the poor taste it will leave in the mouths of their customers this festive season.
It's an unfortunate turn of events because, only two months ago, a UPS driver saved a woman and her child from a kidnapper.
But, even more recently, another driver was accused of helping porch pirates. What a company!