IHOP retweets post calling Clinton campaign ‘garbage,’ claims it was hacked

IHOP's Twitter account is getting roasted.

Feb 28, 2020, 5:28 pm*

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Sarah Weber 

Sarah Weber

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IHOP typically serves up piles of flapjacks and bacon on Sunday mornings, but today its Twitter account added an unwelcome garnish of political commentary. 

The account retweeted a post by a Caribbean woman going by the Twitter handle poojaslays that takes aim at the Clinton campaign. IHOP has since removed the tweet, and it added a response saying that its account was hacked. 

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IHOP followers noticed the inexplicable retweet soon after it was posted and attempted to make head or tails of what it meant. Some questioned the legitimacy of IHOP’s hacking claim, because it seemed odd for hackers to break into an account for a single retweet. Others took aim at the political sentiments, interpreting the retweet as affirmation of Bernie Sanders support or socialist leanings. 

https://twitter.com/mycoolaugustine/status/820709065202380800

https://twitter.com/ShwahWahWah/status/820708713874870272

https://twitter.com/DankRizzo/status/820721152666566656

https://twitter.com/seanlinecontent/status/820720636272095232

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https://twitter.com/ThisIsLayne/status/820716522452779013

Poojaslays, meanwhile, seems to be just as confused about the situation as everyone else. She’s not American and doesn’t support any American political party, despite the flood of Americans interpreting her views as pro-Sanders or even pro-Trump. 

What she does support is revolutionary socialism and helping Caribbean kids go to school.

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820679564615684096

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820680592035483674

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820683786660810752

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820684840362246144

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820689981832364032

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820698993407782912

https://twitter.com/poojaslays/status/820707272619945984

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*First Published: Jan 15, 2017, 3:44 pm