Over the past week the fake BP Twitter account has become quite popular – attracting over 55,000 followers in just over a week. In many of their tweets a fictional character named Terry is mentioned, who can best be described as an epic #fail.
An example of Terry’s adventures: “Cross you fingers and pray for our riskiest operation yet. We sent Terry to get the lunch order.” and “Just found Terry throwing mud at the ocean. You got to love his enthusiasm but I’m starting to think he doesn’t deserve his 700k a year.”
While this is great news for Twitter users that enjoy a laugh throughout the day, it’s just another dark cloud in BP’s public relations nightmare (it’s also a smart move for the owner of the BPGlobalPR account, in the event that BP attempts to have Twitter terminate the fake account).