BuzzFeed is known for publishing articles that generate lots of clicks. And some of these articles are NSFW. Everyone knows what to expect from BuzzFeed, but even those who follow the media company’s main Twitter account probably didn’t expect to see a graphic description of a sex story on their timelines Tuesday morning, complete with two accompanying photos of couples doing it.
If you’re on Twitter a lot, you probably already know which tweet we’re talking about. But if you haven’t seen it, here it is. (Sorry in advance.)
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) November 21, 2017
The article was actually published a couple of days ago, but no one seemed to notice it until BuzzFeed sent out this tweet with the aggressive headline: “17 sex stories that are so fucking hot, you’ll probably masturbate to them.” The article, which we don’t recommend clicking on, is a curated list of personal sex stories that were pulled from BuzzFeed forums. And, yes, one of them involves a Nutella-covered dick. It doesn’t appear that these stories were checked for accuracy, so who knows which ones are true (if any).
It was clear that many people who saw the tweet definitely did not want to see it.
DEAR LORD NO https://t.co/XHLEtHjGOV
— #softmom (@tatianawrites) November 21, 2017
can someone check on buzzfeed and see if they're okay https://t.co/MLMcaDooFk
— Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭 (@paperghost) November 21, 2017
— joe (@goulcher) November 21, 2017
ok wow, uh, while i appreciate the gesture and all, no thank u buzzfeed??????? https://t.co/3GBGlAY1j9
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) November 21, 2017
Others seemed happy that BuzzFeed was creating erotica content.
But the tweet didn’t appear to turn people on. In fact, it had quite the opposite effect.
Safe to say, we’ll all be staying celibate today.