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Crayola red in the face after NSFW Facebook Page hack

The posts were, shall we say, off-color.

Mar 1, 2020, 12:47 pm*

Internet Culture

 

EJ Dickson

If you happen to follow Crayola on Facebook, you were in for a real treat Monday morning. 

The crayon company’s Facebook page was hacked early Monday, resulting in the publication of such clickbait-y, decidedly non-child-friendly posts as “Reasons Why Girls Don’t Give Blowjobs” and “Types of B00bs.”

According to AdWeek, Crayola’s Facebook page was hacked late Sunday night. While none of the posts that showed up were outright pornographic, they were, shall we say, a bit off-color:

Crayola/Facebook


Screengrab via Crayola/Facebook

Screengrab via Crayola/Facebook

Screengrab via Crayola/Facebook

Almost immediately, Crayola’s social media team went into damage control mode: https://twitter.com/Crayola/status/554423059382542336 https://twitter.com/Crayola/status/554462636256272386

Crayola also issued a contrite statement on its Facebook page, though not all of its fans disapproved of the change:

Crayola/Facebook

Phew, everything’s back to normal. That said, parents, don’t be surprised on the next arts and crafts day if your kids start bringing home drawings of “pointers” and “bee stings.”

H/T AdWeekGreg Heartsfield/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

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*First Published: Jan 12, 2015, 5:07 pm