You knew it was coming. Whenever Cinco de Mayo hits, brands everywhere do their best to “celebrate” Mexico’s victory over France in the battle of Puebla. You know, with sombreros, sarapes, maracas and tequila. Over the last few years, lots of companies have learned to stay away from the trite imagery that used to dominate the holiday, but there a few holdouts remain, and their tweets just might make you cringe a bit.
Lifetime network celebrated by making the cast of “Little Women: LA” wear big hats.
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) May 5, 2016
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Kate Spade mixed up some avocado margaritas that kinda look like pea soup.
— kate spade new york (@katespadeny) May 5, 2016
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PetSmart dressed a chihuahua as Frida Kahlo. Seriously.
— PetSmart (@PetSmart) May 5, 2016
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Victoria Secret’s Pink started off the day with a pink sombrero and pink maracas.
— VSPINK (@VSPINK) May 5, 2016
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And Taco Bell gave you the chance to look like their tacos – and provided your followers with plenty of nightmare fuel.
— Adweek (@Adweek) May 5, 2016
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Whataburger hit everyone with a sick ass pun, yo!
Gotta get my numero cinco with mayo on Cinco de Mayo pic.twitter.com/SOK88zzSYh
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) May 5, 2016
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Somehow, the Angry Birds Movie found a way to continue the pun-ishment.
— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) May 5, 2016
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Snoop Dogg wants you to celebrate with a… Lime-a-rita?
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 5, 2016
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LA Weekly Street celebrated with a chili mango smoothie from Jamba Juice… and a piñata.
— LAWeeklyStreet (@LAWeeklyStreet) May 5, 2016
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And the Rockettes celebrated with mini maracas, a cactus, and tiny sombreros.
— Rockettes (@Rockettes) May 5, 2016
Credit: @Rockettes / Twitter
Forget it. It’s too late.