Recently, after a deadly natural gas well explosion in Greene County, Pennsylvania, Chevron said “We’re sorry!” to local residents by offering them all free pizza and soda from Bobstown Pizza. Shockingly, many of these aforementioned Pennsylvanians — some of whom are already suffering from mysterious health ailments, in addition to having had their water supplies contaminated — were unhappy with multi-billion dollar energy company’s culinary olive branch. Imagine that!
Chevron’s edible outreach is not sitting well with some recipients.
“Worst apology ever: Sorry our fracking well exploded. Here’s a free pizza,” one angry Twitter user wrote Tuesday.
“Nice community relations: if you are frightened by fire and explosion, relax, have a pizza!” another tweet stated.
One resident who said he wished to remain anonymous because of Chevron’s strong presence in the area told CNN that he received a certificate on Sunday while he and his family were out. He said it was the first and last time they had heard from Chevron regarding the incident.
“It felt like a huge slap in the face,” the resident told CNN.
“I do not feel that they’ve addressed anything. I haven’t even called their hotline yet because I’m just too upset. A pizza coupon? I mean come on!”
So who are these ungrateful monsters? The Daily Show sent Aasif Mandvi to rural Pennsylvania to find out. Enjoy!