In a tweet that has since been deleted, Chase Bank suggested Monday that customers try saving their money by making their own coffee and meals instead of going out.
“You: why is my balance so low,” the tweet read. “Bank account: make coffee at home. Bank account: eat the food that’s in the fridge. Bank account: you don’t need a cab, it’s only three blocks. You: I guess we’ll never know. Bank account: seriously?”
The tweet, which ended with the hashtag, #MondayMotivation, sparked a wave of backlash for allegedly poor-shaming. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist from New York, issued a snarky tweet ripping the bank for missing the point.
You: Why is my balance so low?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 30, 2019
Economists: Bc working Americans haven’t gotten a raise in 30 years despite unprecedented growth; & living costs have exploded.
Chase: Maybe if you skipped that Dunkin on April 22nd you‘d be able to afford your RX meds. That’s how that works right pic.twitter.com/i8bGowwomU
.@Chase: why aren’t customers saving money?— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 29, 2019
Taxpayers: we lost our jobs/homes/savings but gave you a $25b bailout
Workers: employers don’t pay living wages
Economists: rising costs + stagnant wages = 0 savings
Chase: guess we’ll never know
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown used the controversy to rip JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s salary.
It wasn’t really #MondayMotivation to mock working Americans who are just trying to get by, @Chase – particularly when your CEO pockets $28 million while some of your tellers can’t make ends meet. pic.twitter.com/SPs7hJn6zV— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) April 30, 2019
Chase deleted its #MondayMotivation tweet amid the backlash later Monday, thanking users for the feedback.
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