Well-known pub chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed that a notice on a condom machine in a bathroom is allegedly fake in one of their pubs.
The fake notice uses the company’s logo and states that condoms would not be distributed for the time being due to the national mourning of Queen Elizabeth II.
An image of the “announcement” was tweeted by indie rock band Reverend & the Makers from their official account.
The post includes an image apparently taken from a bathroom in a Wetherspoon pub.
Noble touch of spoons pic.twitter.com/XHulyt4nsC
— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) September 11, 2022
The notice included in the tweet reads: “NOTIFICATION. Royal mourning. This condom machine will not dispense cases until Wednesday September 21st.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this time. Many Thanks.”
Along with the picture, Reverend & the Makers said, “Classy touch from Spoons.”
The post has been liked more than 8,200 times and retweeted or quoted 1,000 times since it was published on Sunday 11 September at 10:49 p.m.
However, JD Wetherspoon has confirmed that the notice is fake as none of the pubs run by the company have condom machines.
The pub chain declined to comment other than saying the sign was fake as the company does not have condom machines in its pubs.
Unsurprisingly, the controversy drew a lot of attention online, with people questioning whether it was actually real or fake.
Guardian columnist and author Owen Jones was another to ask if the post was genuine.
Reverend & the Makers responded with, “I don’t think so, but the fact that no one is sure is the whole point, I think.”
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