#AskChevron Ignored by Company as Tweets Question Oil Giant's Environmental Destruction
Still, #AskChevron was listed at the top of Twitter trending topics lists around the world Wednesday, the same day as the company's shareholders meeting. The ridicule the oil giant would experience was not self-inflicted, though—the promotion was purchased by Toxic Effect. The group's promotion invited a blend of humor, serious questions and statements about the oil and gas corporation's past blunders and overall lack of care for the planet and the people who live on it.
The hashtag coincided with Toxic Effect's protest outside of the shareholders meeting in Midland, TX and was rolled out with another hashtag, #WeThePeople. Predictably, Chevron offered no response to the questions or statements from thousands of environmental advocates and Twitter users. Here are some of the tweets we'd like Chevron to respond to:
— IguanaMixer (@iguanamixer) May 28, 2014
— ToxicEffect (@thetoxiceffect) May 28, 2014
— Lance Moore (@lancemoore22) May 28, 2014
— Pinson Horowitz (@Pinsonnjp) May 28, 2014
— Fontaine Cate (@FontaineCatetht) May 28, 2014
— Brent Beatty (@brent_in_ATL) May 28, 2014
— Minnick Baumann (@Minnickddm) May 28, 2014
#AskChevron hashtag makes me want to buy a plug-in so I never have to buy gas again
— Lisa Bellamy (@LBnSF) May 28, 2014
— ToxicEffect (@thetoxiceffect) May 28, 2014
— Kaley Brower (@BrowerKaley) May 28, 2014
— ToxicEffect (@thetoxiceffect) May 27, 2014
#AskChevron how many dead people in the third world does it take to extract 1 barrel of oil
— george boseman (@cat7912) May 28, 2014
What's your beef with the Earth? #AskChevron
— Aslan King (@AslanOfMass) May 28, 2014
#AskChevron do you feel anything for polluting and possibly being a leading cause for the ozone
— Jessica Green (@JayNeptune88) May 28, 2014
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