File this one under #facepalm.
It seems they completely missed the many, many accusations of drug-induced assault and rape levelled against the former star – or else they think quoting a suspected rapist is the best way to get through your Monday. Neither is looking too good for the brand right now.
It’s particularly horrifying that the quote they chose to use could easily be seen to refer to rape. Despite a flurry of responses, the tweet is still up at the time of writing:
@oppo Oops…having your brand associated with serial rape is not a good idea.
— Lanna (@Lanna70115) September 28, 2015
@oppo Oh boy! Somebody is going to get fired soon. Quoting Bill should-be-in-jail Cosby.
— Abhinav Pathak (@exolete) September 28, 2015
— Ben Donkor (@FR314) September 28, 2015
We’ll update if and when Oppo realise their epic mistake – hopefully with a grovelling apology.
Update: We have an apology, but we definitely wouldn’t call it grovelling. In fact, it’s the classic “sorry you were offended.” But it’s something, we guess, and the tweet’s been taken down.
@Gadgette We are sorry if we offended anybody w/ this quote. It wasn't inspirational but definitely motivated us to do better in the future
— OPPO (@oppo) September 30, 2015
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