I find myself more than not asking what the world is coming to today?
This is a question someone over sixty asks, not someone who just turned twenty-six. Just when I think things are looking up, that there might be a light at the end of this dark tunnel, Pizza Hut comes along and shatters all my hopes and dreams.
The last time I wrote up on the company was when we talked about their Middle Eastern Delicacies.
Now Pizza Hut has topped themselves in only a way that they can: by making a total mockery of the US election and debates.
The company is basically offering free pizza for life to the first person who asks either presidential candidate at next week’s debate whether or not they prefer Sausage or Pepperoni.
Because that’s the question that is surely on every American’s mind, right?
And of course somewhere on that campus there is going to be a university student who is broke enough, and desperate enough to make a fool out of themselves in front of the entire nation. After all, we know that college doesn’t run cheap.
“We recognize there are a lot of serious issues to be debated, but we also know a lot less serious – but no less important – ones are being discussed every night inside houses across the country,” Pizza Hut CMO Kurt Kane stated in a press release.”So for the candidates to be able to show that they’re in tune with all the issues, we felt a pizza-related question on behalf of The Pizza Party was very appropriate for a town hall debate.”
…The Pizza Party? Dear Google tell me such a thing does not actually exis—
—So apparently Pizza Hut started a grass roots political party JUST for the contest, and not only that they have a presidential candidate of their own — Big Dinner Box. Furthermore, “Fans are also encouraged to use the hashtag #ThePizzaParty on debate night in order to further push for this question to get asked of either of the candidates.”
Listen Pizza Hut, the only time pizza is ever a relevant issue to me, is when I’ve had too much of it, and right now I don’t think I could stomach another bite.
Do you think Pizza Hut has overstepped a boundary? Or is it all just in good fun?