McDonald's, however, just couldn't leave it alone: After an investigation, they confirmed that their sausage was 100 percent chicken (huh?) and that the tail was actually a "chicken blood vein," which "is commonly found in chicken meat products and is safe to consume." Yep, they pretty much just confirmed that the next time you bite a McMuffin, you might get a little vein stuck between your teeth.
Honestly, we liked it better when it was a lizard -- at least that was a one-off.
Kenneth Cole Is a Shitty Person and Doesn't Care
After sparking controversy for blatantly exploiting the riots in Egypt and, later, the conflict in Syria in order to promote his products, fashion designer Kenneth Cole offered the following defense: "Uh ... yup?"
"Human rights violations? More like human rights viola-SHOES! Yeah, I don't care."
He later apologized, but we're starting to suspect that maybe he didn't mean it, considering that a) he kept doing the same goddamn thing ...
"Wow! A famous person said a thing!" -562 people
... and b) he literally said "I wasn't sorry" and admitted it was all a grab for attention: "If you look at the lists of the biggest Twitter gaffes ever, we're always one through five. But our stock went up that day ... so on what criteria is this a gaffe?"
Sure, the guy offended millions and made light of a people's ongoing struggle for freedom, but money things happened, so what's the problem? Of course, he had probably planned the outrage over his outrage explanation, so forget we ever said anything.
J.F. Sargent is writing a sci-fi adventure novel you can read for free! He also exploits tragedy for personal gain on Twitter and Facebook.