11. Company Accidentally Uses Chris Benoit In A Video Ad Campaign
Walkers (which is a potato chips brand in the United Kingdom) accidentally used the photo of late WWE wrestler Chris Benoit in their video ad campaign.
The company asked fans to submit selfies as a part of their “Walkers Wave” campaign and that the winners will get tickets for the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales on June 4th.
People decided to troll the company by sending pictures of murderers & child molesters. The company didn’t do any kind of work in checking the pictures and just used them as it is in their video ads.
— Craig Denholm (@CraigDenholm) May 25, 2017
A photo of Chris Benoit, who has been blacklisted in WWE ever since his 2007 incident happened, was also used in the ad and you can check it out below:
This campaign has now been removed and Walkers issued the following statement:
We recognise people were offended by irresponsible & offensive posts & we apologise. We are equally upset & have shut the activity down.
— Walkers Crisps (@walkers_crisps) May 25, 2017