JP Morgan invited people to ask them questions on Twitter. It was a horrible, horrible mistake.

posted 11/15/2013


On Wednesday night, JP Morgan invited Twitter users to what was supposed to be a civil, informative Twitter Q&A, where users could tweet questions for the bank, which would be answered by James Lee, the bank’s vice chairman. The Q&A unfortunately had to be cancelled when Twitter users joined together en masse to remind Mr. Lee that America despises him and his entire industry. 

Using the hashtag #AskJPM, questioners peppered Lee with inquiries ranging from what kind of illegal dealings the bank has engaged in, to their staff’s daily volume ofhuman blood consumption.
It was the kind of display that makes you realize Twitter really is good for something. Occasionally, I’ll get down on that site and its propensity to make people broadcast the most irritating sides of themselves. Then I’ll see it put to the good cause of letting a top banker know he’s detested by the vast majority of his fellow countrymen, and I’ll be reminded that technology works.
Here are just a few of the questions for James Lee:

#askjpm do you feel bad about systematically undermining democracy? Do you know what fiduciary duty is?
— lisaansell3 (@lisaansell3) November 14, 2013

Trophy wives. Worth it or too big of a headache? #AskJPM
— Ben Hoben (@ExtraDividends) November 13, 2013

How much blood do your executives consume on a monthly basis? #AskJPM
— phreak corps (@freakcorps) November 14, 2013

What illegal deals did Jamie Dimon and the other big banks make with Obama at the closed-door meeting on Oct 2, 2013? #AskJPM
— ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) Mike (@ComparePMPrices) November 13, 2013

What will next Thursday’s LIBOR rate be? #AskJPM
— RORER 714 (@RORER_714) November 13, 2013

Can I have my house back? #AskJPM
— Adam Coleman (@AdamColeman4) November 13, 2013

After more than 20,000 questions, the bank discovered they might have made a mistake.

Tomorrow’s Q&A is cancelled. Bad Idea. Back to the drawing board.
— J.P. Morgan (@jpmorgan) November 14, 2013

Hey, why not try a reddit AMA? What could go wrong?
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