It's Cinco de Mayo, and here's a simple rule for all you brand social managers out there: Don't make puns using the name Juan.
Dave and Buster's learned this the hard way. And his morning, Waffle House did the same thing, tweeting: "Bacon, you are the Juan for me." The restaurant chain then deleted the tweet before too many people even noticed it—and replaced "Juan" with "one."
Yes, some people will say Juan jokes aren't racist. But you are going to piss off a whole bunch of people if you make one. So, why not just find a better way of being funny?
.@WaffleHouse please erase this tweet before Morning Shift Twitter discovers it. For your own good.
— ℳ (@marloalexndria) May 5, 2015
@WaffleHouse Please keep this tweet Waffle House. Don't give in to super offended losers who take pride in being overly sensitive.
— TaylorSwiftForeva (@Numba1TSwiftFan) May 5, 2015