Theeeessseeeee f*ckin’ guys. Who’s in charge of their PR? They are absolutely blowing it. You ever hear the phrase, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”? Because the Cincinnati Zoo seems to be employing the, “If you can’t beat ’em, whine like a little b*itch and make things worse” method.
Yesterday, literally yesterday, I brought you the official statement the Cincinnati Zoo released regarding the Harambe memes. As I wrote in the article, the statement was a gorilla hair short of full-blown blasphemy:
“We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe. Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honoring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us,” said zoo director Thane Maynard.
Right? Totally asinine. I know. Well, they’ve figured out a way to make it worse. The Cincinnati Zoo has deleted their Facebook and Twitter accounts after being gang tackled by the internet for 3 consecutive months. I’m calling bullsh*t on the fact that the Zoo is acting this way for the sake of “healing.” They’re doing this because they’re sick of being the butt of the entire world’s jokes and want to bury their heads in the sand.
WAY TO BE MATURE ABOUT IT, CINCINNATI ZOO. Keep acting like this and I’ll start a petition to have you moved to Cleveland.
[h/t Daily Mail]