"We MF’ing love you and our drivers."
An Amazon driver almost got shot delivering to Ice-T's house on Monday night... but that's nothing compared to what happened to the executive who responded to the incident on Twitter.
The drama kicked off when the rapper warned the company it needed to introduce uniforms for its contract delivery drivers after he mistook one for an intruder.
"Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it..... I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night.... Just sayin," he posted on Twitter.
Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.— Dave Clark (@davehclark) May 21, 2019
There was the usual mix of gags, similar stories and praise for highlighting the issue in the replies; but one in particular quickly caught a lot of attention — for all the wrong reasons — left by Amazon's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Dave Clark.
"Just sayin... thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer."
The tone of the reply didn't go down too well with the "SVU" star's followers — especially that 'MF'ing' bit.
"MF’ing? Something isn’t quite right here," one tweeted. "Bizarre response. Did they teach you that in business school?" asked another.
"Is this how he talks to everybody, or does he just talk this way to famous rappers/actors? It sounds disrespectful--He doesn't even know ICE T," a third blasted.
"Am I the only one to hear this tweet in the voice that Dave Chappelle white voice?" wondered a fourth.
Many claimed Clark was blaming Ice-T for not checking his tracking; many more claimed he was mocking the rapper by labeling his idea for a vest with an ID tag as a possible "innovation".
Check out some of the many responses below:
“We MF’ing love you and our drivers” pic.twitter.com/6zq2yBs7Aw— SICKO MODE (@BLVKVEGETA) May 22, 2019
MF’ing? Something isn’t quite right here 😂 pic.twitter.com/5HmmkFIF7H— 💥XxxVIKZENxxX_HGG💥 (@GamerGrl73) May 21, 2019
.— 🚬 🍷 I Am Not Sorry 🍷 🚬 (@vaporware) May 22, 2019
Mr. Clark, I have fired customer service reps and managers throughout my years because they thought they were so cool and could communicate with the customer using the same speech patterns as the customer was using. It Is A Mockery, It Is Disrespectful - DO NOT DO IT AGAIN
Incredibly unprofessional reply from someone who I assume works at the headquarters...and you missed the point. Very concerning that #Amazon can’t have a simple form of identification for these delivery drivers, but they “love” them so much 🤷🏽♀️ @JeffBezos @amazon @AmazonHelp— yasmin (@yasminturnerw) May 22, 2019
Dude maybe you shouldn't have responded at all. 😖— LaDivaScorpion (@FierceAssSistah) May 22, 2019
Am I the only one to hear this tweet in the voice that Dave Chappelle white voice?— Harrison Bergeron (@GlampersMustDie) May 21, 2019
This is the whitest white person response I’ve ever seen. Just sayin... pic.twitter.com/2Mqlqae0Hs— The Real ILL Eagle (@ILL_Eagle_13) May 22, 2019
This is the whitest thing I've ever read. Why you trying to sound cool? Just give them a damn shirt. I'm not going to check my phone to see where my dog food is before the shot is fired after all.— NameCanNotBeBlank (@Remy5405) May 22, 2019
This is cringe worthy. Quite frankly it’s not a joking matter, Amazon treats these drivers as independent contractors and assumes no responsibility for their safety. There are worse stories than this that happen daily.. “Just sayin, get your MFing act together Mr. SVP” 🙄— Art Vandelay (@ArtVand06864844) May 22, 2019
You're a SVP at Amazon and you think it's cool to try to collect to Twitter followers while responding to customers?— Jeff (@Brownsfan252) May 22, 2019
Dave sounds like this guy pic.twitter.com/Yp69hd7DuA— Sky-Rider (@SkyRide04069348) May 22, 2019
Cultural humility does not mean trying to imitate everyone you meet in a exaggerated stereotype attempting to pander to how you believe they speak. Try authenticity in public relations - that would be novel.— Jonathan Oskins (@UCLA_Grad) May 22, 2019
“MF”ing love you”?! Beat it nerd.— Explosive Ops Gear (@explosiveops) May 22, 2019
Wow what an unprofessional response Amazon! Just sayin— NewsJunky (@Maverick800) May 22, 2019
Furthermore, how much innovation do you need for a MF’ing company branded identifying vest?— ❤️Phenomenal Woman❤️ (@phenomenalkesh) May 22, 2019
Bizzare response. Did they teach you that in business school?— Paul Votto (@PaulVottoVIA) May 22, 2019
Could you be any more condescending? Your mocking of his speech comes off as a bit racist and who the hell is going to track their packages live?!— David Wallace (@bigwallace) May 22, 2019
VPs shouldn't be posting 'MF'ing'. Have some class.— Chris Kimbrel (@Morearti) May 22, 2019
How patronizing...— Leslie (@LifeDontWasteIt) May 22, 2019
MFing? Really? Because he's black? Or a rapper? Or black rapper? #smh. Just keep reliable UPS ... and definitely quit tweeting.
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