On Wednesday (June 29), thousands of netizens were left confused when RadioShack’s Twitter Account started posting some weird things.
radio room is a large American retailer that sells electronic accessories such as radios, TV cables, headphones, chargers and batteries.
Everyone was in disbelief when the retailer started sharing some obscene tweets. Has RadioShack been hacked? Read on to find out…
RadioShack posts bizarre things on Twitter
Twitter users were really confused when a series of strange things were posted on RadioShack’s official Twitter account, which has 262,000 followers.
Most of the tweets have since been deleted, but there was some vulgar stuff about sex, drugs, and other taboo subjects.
We won’t include any of them here as they’re pretty explicit, but screenshots of the shocking tweets are flooding Twitter if you want to take a look.
Most people agreed that the retailer must have been hacked, with one person writing:
A third person added:
The company was not hacked
After the lewd tweets went viral, a post appeared, revealing that the company wasn’t actually hacked after all.
“Shack intern here. I wanted to take a second to think about my post. I expect to say, in my wildest dreams, I never thought this tweet would go viral and apologize,” it said.
“But I did it because I was the fire. No we weren’t hacked and no I wasn’t fired. Buckle up, b***h,” the tweeted continued.
acc meshable, the bizarre tweets were an attempt by RadioShack to target a younger, more offbeat audience now that it’s a cryptocurrency. Read on to find out more.
RadioShack is now a cryptocurrency
If you go to the RadioShack website, you will see that while they still sell electronics, the main focus of the site is cryptocurrency.
“Think you know crypto? You don’t know Shack,” reads a huge ad on the homepage, next to a button that declares, “RadioShack Swap is live.”
Clicking on it will take you to the RadioShack Crypto page, a new cryptocurrency that is “paving the way for blockchain technology to achieve mainstream adoption by other big brands.”
Well, the crypto was actually launched in December 2021, so it’s not exactly new, but many people are only just discovering that the electronics company is a crypto in June 2022.
“Our mission is to be the first protocol to bridge the gap to mainstream usage of blockchain and cryptocurrencies,” it says.
The change came after the company was bought in 2020 by Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV), owned by Tai Lopez, an online investor and entrepreneur.
RadioShack’s attempt to garner attention certainly worked, and netizens were incredulous at the salacious tweets. However, this isn’t the first time they’ve done it.
In fact, the retailer has been tweeting strange things for a while. On June 28 they wrote:
A day earlier they tweeted:
The posts get way worse than that! Browse through RadioShack’s Twitter and you will see that these tweets were not at all unusual.
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