I wouldn’t mind a free hamster with my pizza.
Australians are in an uproar because of one Pizza Hut’s thoughtless promotion that offered free pets to customers if they bought 10large pizzas. First of all, who is really buying that much pizza in the first place?
The store, located in the suburb of Mount Waverly had a sign in the window that said: “Buy any 10 large pizzas and get one free small animal from Pets Story.” This sparked an uproar especailly on social media, because that’s where everyone voices their distaste in something. People could not believe that the store had deemed it appropriate to, as one Twitter user put it, “give away animals like toys.”
A local animal rights organization, Oscar’s Law, got involved demanding that the store take the sign down. Pizza Hut Australia apologized and insisted no animals were actually given away. “On behalf of Pizza Hut Australia we once again [apologize] for this thoughtless promotion ever occurring and would like to reassure you all that this matter is being seriously dealt with,” the company said in a statement.
People get so uptight and ruin the fun all the time.
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