If you saw #Oscaring trending today you might assume it to be about Oscar Pistorius, except for the fact that it was a promoted trend by Sprint.
While Pistorius being charged with murder is one of the biggest stories of the year, the Oscar Academy Awards will be taking place on February 24th.
The PR department at Sprint apparently consists of a bunch of manatees pushing around idea balls. Here are some of the confused tweets from people who thought that the Sprint hashtag was referring to an Olympian murderer.
— BJ West (@Mr_BWest) February 19, 2013
#Oscaring WTF!! How sick are the people who promote violence and also uses my first name to promote evil? Thinking people need not endorse!
— oscar (@oscar_igor7) February 19, 2013
— Garth Baker (@garthbakerlive) February 19, 2013
Is #oscaring shooting your girlfriend and hoping people feel sorry for you because you’re a paraplegic ?
— Alex Portmann (@cubanmissile00) February 19, 2013
#Oscaring – the act of shooting your girlfriend to death?
— Shaun Towne (@shauntowne) February 19, 2013
# Hmm #oscaring is trending. Does that mean kill your gf?”
— Omar Farooq (@Fkrukz007) February 19, 2013