Chipotle’s Twitter account and website were hacked late into Saturday night, and the Twitter account featured racist and bigoted statements.
Hackers replaced Chipotle’s avatar with a swastika and tweeted a number of racial slurs and profanities, including ones directed at President Barack Obama and various U.S. government agencies.
“We apologize for the nature of the posts that were made during that time, and we are now conducting an investigation to try to determine what happened and who might have been involved,” Chris Arnold, a company spokesman, wrote in an e-mailed statement.
The Denver-based burrito chain took down the offensive tweets and has posted a message on its Twitter feed apologizing for “the very offensive messages.”
So if you work in the media department at Chipotle, how much of a panic attack are you having right now? pic.twitter.com/uPhp0WtrxC
— emokidsloveme (@emokidsloveme) February 8, 2015