4chan Shuts Down Mountain Dew Naming Contest After “Hitler did nothing wrong” Gets Most Votes

Update: It turns out that this was just a promotion run by a local restaurant. The eatery wanted a name for a new, apple-flavored Mountain Dew beverage it was planning to sell. PepsiCo is denying that it had any involvement.

When are major corporations going to learn that leaving something as important as the name of your new product up to the Internet is a horrible idea? The people at PepsiCo, owners of the Mountain Dew brand, have just learned this lesson the hard way.

Mountain Dew recently introduced the “Dub The Dew” campaign, in which it asked fans to submit and vote on possible names for its new green apple-flavored soda. Never ones to miss out on the chance to completely ruin such a contest, the good people over at 4chan decided to flex their muscle and ruin the contest.

This is the result:

Clearly, there are some great options for a soda name up there. Who wouldn’t want to take a swig of some ice cold Gushing Granny?

If losing control of the contest wasn’t bad enough, Mountain Dew then literally lost control of its own website. A hacker got access to the site and an extremely offensive message, celebrating the 9/11 attacks, was placed at the top, for everyone to read:

The 4chan army has tried to blame this prank on both Reddit and 9gag, the site’s mortal enemies, but it’s clearly the work of that forum’s mischievous users. As usual, they took a very funny idea (taking over a contest and voting for funny, subversive names) and took it way too far.

PepsiCo has shut down the “Dub The Dew” contest and will presumably be leaving naming duties up to people it can actually trust from now on.

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32 Responses to 4chan Shuts Down Mountain Dew Naming Contest After “Hitler did nothing wrong” Gets Most Votes

  1. Hitler was a good guy

  2. I think Fapple would have been a legitimately good name. I’d totally drink Fapple Mountain Dew.

  3. Sighhhhhhhhh for the first little bit of that contest all the names were great, fapple, fapulous apple, gushin’ granny ect then 4chan decided to be a douche and make hitler top.

  4. i thought that 4chan would have been satisfied with the name diabeedus with a chance to win

  5. RULES 1 AND 2!!

  6. Wilford Brimley says:

    “The 4chan army has tried to blame this prank on both Reddit and 9gag, the site’s mortal enemies, but it’s clearly the work of that forum’s mischievous users.”

    I love this line. You start off great then start showing your true colors.

  7. I love how the person who wrote the article honestly believes 9gag and reddit aren’t capable of stuff like this. Kinda shows how little people think of both of those sites.

    • dr_eeevil2003 says:

      it’s funny cuz it’s true

      • Jebus-Kreist says:

        IKR, people who don’t browse the internet assume the first group involved is the only group involved. But Reddit isn’t especially capable of such a thing, especially with the 9gag tag in there, it was 9gag.

  8. 4chan and Hitler did nothing wrong

  9. 4Chan Is the Shhiitt :D Fapple is Faping awesome !!!

  10. An Ornery Moose says:

    There’s something floating in my Fapple. :(

  11. Damn those darn redditors and 9gaggers.

  12. and that’s why I love 4chan

  13. I’m really in the mood for some Hitler did nothing wrong. I could just guzzle it right now. It’s like an “oven” in here.

  14. Number 17…if that had been used my life would be one more big step towards complete.

  15. go to hitlerdidnothingwrong.com , apparently mountain dew agrees

  16. Schlomo Goldstein says:

    this is not funny, my parents died in the Holocaust! remember the 6 million!