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Crayola red in the face after NSFW Facebook Page hack

Melted Crayola Crayon on Sidewalk

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

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:

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)

 

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.