First World Problems: People Are Mad At Spotify Over This Tweet – trigger warning

Screenshot of the now-deleted and grotesquely sexist tweet.

Spotify did a superb job of alienating part of its audience Friday afternoon with a completely tone deaf tweet. In an effort to rally engagement around a free subscription to Spotify Premium, the streaming music service tweeted “Ahead of #MothersDay, how would you explain Spotify to your mom?”

Seriously.

Real moms are not pleased.

Hey Spotify, the whole “Moms don’t understand technology” bit is really tired.

The CEO of Yahoo is a mom. So is the COO of Facebook. Not to mention all the moms Twitter uses spoke out in defense of (sometimes, themselves)…


I feel their pain.

This is just such a sad story that I could barely bring myself to read it. I felt depressed all day.  

Civilization as we know it is under threat by Spotify and their evil ilk.

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