We’ve blogged here many times about the HBO documentary film, Hot Coffee, which, among other things, contains shocking footage of third-degree burns and skin grafts suffered by the late Stella Liebeck after scalding McDonald’s coffee spilled in her lap, and shows that McDonald’s knew their coffee was as hot as a car radiator and had already scalded at least 700 people, and that the verdict was slashed by the judge and then she settled for even less.
We’ve never properly honored McDonald’s for the way it handled this case, so today, we’d like to invite all PopTort fans to show McDonald’s exactly what you think of them by tweeting using their brilliant hastag #McDStories. As the Huffington Post reports today, the company started this hashtag as a company promotion, but from there, hilarity has ensued!
Negative tweets about the fast food giant began to proliferate, prompting the New York Observer to remark that "some stories are better left untold." Tweets ranged from tweeting about being high while eating McDonald's to throwing up the food.
If you agree with us that seriously injuring their customers and then viciously fighting them in court is at least worthy of a tweet, then please add your thoughts. #McDStories! And the go get yourself a Hot Coffee DVD.
UPDATE: Yup, that's right. As hot as a car radiator.