Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color
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EASTON, Pa. — Crayola is apologizing after hackers filled its Facebook page with off-color content.
The Forks Township, Pennsylvania-based crayon and marker manufacturer regained control of the page late Sunday and removed the offending posts.
Instead of burnt sienna and cerulean blue, the page’s 2.4 million followers saw cartoon breasts and sophomoric sex jokes.
Crayola tweeted at 6:42 p.m. Sunday that it was aware of the hack and “making every effort to stop the unauthorized posts.”
We don't condone the inappropriate & offensive content being posted to the fraudulent Crayola FB page & sincerely apologize to our fans.
— Crayola (@Crayola) January 12, 2015
The company tweeted an apology at 9:19 p.m. and posted to Facebook at 10:17 p.m. that it had restored the page to its usual family friendliness.
“Our sincere apologies to our Facebook community for the inappropriate and offensive posts you may have seen here,” the post said.
Crayola LLC is a subsidiary of Kansas City, Missouri-based Hallmark Cards Inc.