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Chase Slammed for 'Poor-Shaming' After 'Motivational' Tweet

Elizabeth Warren among critics hitting Chase
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2019 10:30 AM CDT
This Nov. 29, 2018, photo shows a Chase bank location in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Chase Bank's #MondayMotivation tweet was better suited for #ToneDeafTuesday, according to critics. The since-deleted tweet set up a hypothetical conversation between a bank account and its owner, who ponders the reasons for a low balance. "I guess we'll never know," the customer said, despite the bank account's advice to "make coffee at home," "eat the food that's already in the fridge," and "you don't need a cab, it's only three blocks." The backlash was "swift," per NBC News. Some reactions:

  • A critic of big banks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren posed her own hypothetical conversation in which taxpayers remarked, "We lost our jobs/homes/savings but gave you a $25b bailout." Referring to the 2008 government bailout, the tweet was liked more than 72,000 times as of Tuesday morning. CNN notes the bank later repaid the Treasury.

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