Someone is getting fired over this one for sure. JPMorgan decided it was a good idea to take to their Twitter account to announce a Q&A with vice-chairman Jimmy Lee tomorrow, urging folks to tweet and ask career advice of the investment giant using the hashtag #askJPM. And ask they did.
Thousands of angry comments and questions forced JPMorgan to backtrack on the planned tweet and greet, but that hasn’t stopped people and the media from piling on in lovely fashion.
We are all aware that the wealthy are out of touch in today’s America. I’m not shocked that a “a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries” wouldn’t have the common sense to stay away from a public forum like Twitter. They buy the bullsh*t they tell the public because that’s the best way to believe yourself when you’re probably lying. That’s how I get out of my AA meetings. I just picture this was the scene at JPMorgan once tweets started to roll in:
I’m glad it happened. Twitter took the ball and ran with it and this level of fail is cathartic.
And here’s an added bonus from CNBC where ‘American Greed’ host Stacy Keach gives a dramatic reading of tonight’s best tweets.