Pizza and national tragedy don’t mix.
Mar 2, 2017
By: THOMAS FREEMAN11 HOURS AGO
It is not uncommon for fast-food chains to offer special promotional deals on national
holidays. One-time-only Halloween treats and Christmas dessert discounts are all par for the course.
Pizza Hut Taiwan, whose CEO deserves far worse than a slap on the wrist, chose the anniversary of the nation’s deadliest massacre to announce a “killer” promotional deal on Facebook.
The deal was offered on a five-day holiday period commemorating the “2-28 Incident.” For those unfamiliar, February 28, 1947 is the day the Republic of China government squashed an anti-government uprising, massacring as many as 50,000 Taiwanese. This marked the beginning of a 38-year-long period of kidnapping, murder and torture of political dissidents, known as the “White Terror.”
So… not exactly the time to offer customers discounted pizzas with the caption “Ready to celebrate February 28?” [FULL STORY]