Companies Use Prince's Death To Hawk Their Wares
When Prince passed away, social media rightfully overflowed with mourning, lamenting the loss of not only a music icon, but approximately 70 percent of the world's supply of sexiness. And hey, if you're looking for the prince of breakfast cereals, you should consider Cheerios, which responded to the man's death by tweeting (and then swiftly deleting) this:
Your mom swears that the Malt-O-Meal version of this tweet was cheaper, though equally offensive.
3M, the company you might recognize from every single item in your junk drawer, honored Prince's legacy by tweeting a giant purple logo with a single teardrop:
How could they have known this wouldn't be taken well? Here's a handy tip we've discovered: Generally, if you try to brand a person's death, people assume you might not be entirely sincere in your mourning.
Hamburger Helper awkwardly centered their (also deleted) Prince tribute on their creepy anthropomorphic glove mascot, who was ostensibly not taking the loss well:
We should probably be thankful they didn't caption it "When Gloves Cry."