Chase says eat the food that's already in the fridge
Chase Bank sarcastically condescends to its customers and employees
JPMorgan Chase attempted to give its customers a bit of advice. It backfired terribly.
Out of embarrassment, the largest bank in the United States deleted a tweet posted by its Chase Bank Twitter account Monday after several people — including Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren — attacked it as tone deaf.
The tweet depicted an imaginary conversation between a customer and their bank account. Chase Bank tagged it with the hashtag "#MondayMotivation."
"You: why is my balance so low
Bank account: make coffee at home
Bank account: eat the food that's already in the fridge
Bank account: you don't need a cab, it's only three blocks
You: I guess we'll never know
Bank account: seriously?"
The tweet elicited criticism from several people on the social media service, including Elizabeth Warren — a politician who frequently derides the country's largest banks. In a response that mocked the style of the original tweet, Warren called the bank out for receiving $25 billion in taxpayer money as part of a government bailout in 2008 in the wake of the financial crisis. The bank later repaid the Treasury.
.@Chase: why aren’t customers saving money?
Taxpayers: we lost our jobs/homes/savings but gave you a $25b bailout
Workers: employers don’t pay living wages
Economists: rising costs + stagnant wages = 0 savings
Chase: guess we’ll never know