MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Mall food court favorite Cinnabon has sparked a ‘star wars’ of their own after posting a tribute to actress Carrie Fisher on social media which some called “tacky” and in bad taste.
Fisher died Tuesday, Dec. 27th, after suffering a major heart attack.
On their Twitter page, the food bakery chain tweeted a image of Fisher as Princess Leia with a Cinnabon roll as hair.
The caption read: ““RIP Carrie Fisher, you’ll always have the best buns in the galaxy”.
The backlash was almost immediate by those who thought the post was inappropriate.
— Brad Anderson (@BPAnderson1164) December 28, 2016
@Cinnabon It was a crass marketing attempt. Be honest PLEASE
— Millard Fillmore (@MillardFillmor1) December 28, 2016
— Julie Alexandria (@JulieAlexandria) December 27, 2016
Cinnabon has since removed the tweet and issued an apology.
Our deleted tweet was genuinely meant as a tribute, but we shouldn't have posted it. We are truly sorry.
— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) December 28, 2016
However, not everyone thought it was offensive and they posted their support of the tweet, saying Fisher had a sense of humor and would have liked it.
@Cinnabon I didn't think there was anything wrong with it. I thought it was cute. People are too sensitive these days
— Shanna S (@PinaCocoblog) December 28, 2016
— Kit (@optiskar) December 28, 2016
@Cinnabon I thought the tweet was great. She was known for buns, you're known for buns. Shoulda kept it up! Don't let fake-outrage stop u
— Daniel Dudley (@DDisBORED) December 28, 2016
@Cinnabon I know how you meant it. You should have NOT taken it down!I'm sure Carrie would have probably giggled & think it was cute!!😉💜
— joyeux (@joyeux_felice77) December 28, 2016
So what do you think, crass advertising and in poor taste or a fitting tribute with a touch of humor? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.