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Carl's Croutons tried their hand at social media to advance their brand.

But their objective got derailed when their tweet ignited a confusing thread that sent everyone down the rabbit hole.


@topherflorence captured highlights from the thread that received over three thousand retweets for its zaniness alone.

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The bread crumbs company endeavored to stir excitement for the brand by encouraging participation with the following tweet:

"Taking our first steps on the www!! tell us your favorite crouton recipes! #croutons #yum"

Harmless, right?




But somewhere along the way, the brand mixed business with politics. @religiousgames noticed that Carl's Croutons issued a one-word directive: vote.

The Twitter user asked, "What does it mean?"


Did the Carl's Croutons account manager get his social media account wires crossed? Possibly. But then we're not sure.

@topherflorence responded by saying, "lol that wasn't me i would posted something way dumber."



The following tweet from Carl's Croutons attempted damage control:

"Carl's Crutons [sic] regrets the inappropriate tweet from earlier and we sincerely apologize to the people of The Republic of Malta."



So how did Carl's Croutons insult the Republic of Malta?


@Bestorb shed some light on why the Southern European island country may have been insulted by sharing a YouTube clip of episode 1008, "Final Justice," from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Did it have something to do with the country's dominant population of women?

The thread spun off in all different directions.













There were many takeaways from the esoteric thread, but the one directive really stood out.














There's still an unanswered question.


So who is Carl's Croutons anyway? Nobody knows. Just vote.

H/T - Twitter, YouTube

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