“Break The Record for… Most individuals killed in a terrorist attack”
When Fail Blog discovered that the Guinness World Records website was challenging viewers to “Break the Record” for the “most individuals killed in a terrorist attack”, the blog’s editor did a screen capture of the outrageous website and posted it as a FAIL.
In response, lawyers for Guinness World Records threatened the FailBlog with legal action if the blog didn’t remove the Guinness trade mark from their story. The letter said that Guinness would take “whatever action necessary to protect its reputation…” (Ha… Guinness should have thought about their reputation before posting the challenge to readers to kill more people!)
No apology or “oops” from Guinness though for encouraging readers to “break the record” for the most individuals killed in a terrorist attack.
FailBlog posted their response to the lawyer’s letter, telling Guinness World Records Limited that their “douchebaggy cyber-bullying emails will only bring upon you more shame on your house.”
Thank you, Fail Blog!
Here’s what Fail Blog wrote to Guinness…
To: Guinness World Records
Thanks for writing us an email regarding the “Record Breaking Fail”. Unfortunately, douchebaggy cyber-bullying emails will only bring upon you more shame on your house. I am also resisting the urge to write this email in ALL CAPS.
I believe it is the duty of FAIL Blog(TM) to call out organizations when they encourage the public to do such things as “Break the record” for the “Most Individuals Killed In A Terrorist Act”. We firmly believe that our publication of your fail is protected under the concepts of fair use, commentary and non-trademark use. Please RTFM and we welcome you to the interwebs…
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