“Wow how things are getting in the Mercadona. They’re running out of bargains!”. This phrase accompanies a sign on social networks that he has allegedly placed in one of his Mercadona establishments, a company where they are more than used to being hoax meat. The poster in question states that “Due to circumstances outside the company, IT IS FORBIDDEN TO INTRODUCE SCALES INSIDE THE SUPERMARKET. We already weighed it for you”, and it is totally false.
There are many people who lately complain that the weight that appears in the Mercadona products is lower than the real oneand from that idea seems to start this publication on Twitter that signs the account “big flops“. The image even carries a watermark of this site on the right side of the sign.
You don’t have to be a lynx to see that the poster it’s a crude montage, and more when they sign it with a watermark. It has three fonts in three sentences, the black of the small caps is much more so than that of the outline, the poster is crooked and poorly placed and Mercadona would never say that.
The “introduce” “inside” is also redundantly illuminating. But many believe it on social networks and take the opportunity to attack Mercadona for other reasons, such as its “imported products that they sell as Spanish”, such as “Moroccan olive oil” or “oranges from Israel”.
Mercadona has a wide clientele but also many detractors, for whatever reason. But this sign spread on Twitter on September 7 it is not from Mercadona, which has even bothered to clarify it among the comments that this matter has deserved on the little bird’s network, where it has been widely retweeted.
The “Great Failures” account, from which he starts, has been on Twitter since January 2012. He has 1,657 followers, comments that “there is a tense calm inside me” and sells himself as “Antifa”, but in reality he makes parodies in what he broadcasts. What’s more, when Mercadona warns him in a comment that what he publishes is false, he responds with “someone donate Photoshop to me, they’ve caught me”, because he was already clear that they were going to ‘catch’ him.
His goal is rather to ‘enjoy’ seeing how others create his posts that are quite incredible at first glance or ironize about different contents. For example, this one about hitler.
The account sings more of a parody than anything else and this apparently intentional hoax of the Mercadona sign, which speaks of “scale” without an accent, has been shared at a good pace on Twitter and other social networks and, except for Mercadona, no one comments that it is false, quite the opposite. So goal accomplished for its author. We can also find it in a crappy WordPress blog created for the occasion, since it does not contain more content than this hoax.
The truth is that it is all false, it is a very simple and precarious manipulation and the fact that they have “caught” it only seems to have encouraged its author, who shortly after spreading the Mercadona affair he wanted to go further and made two other posters with the Valencian company as a hanger.
Mercadona has not placed the sign that prohibits “introducing scales” in any of its stores and will not do so, much less those two immediately following. But at least that sign is making a killing already in September and promises to continue penetrating among the little ironic detractors of Mercadona. This is the work of someone who wants to be noticed on Twitter and has come up with this way, which seems to work for him.