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A recent social advertising campaign by UK-based Walkers potato chip company has backfired in tremendous fashion.

The campaign asked individuals to submit selfies via Twitter, which would then be featured in the “#WalkersWave”. The photos submitted would then be featured doing a Mexican wave. The top prize in the campaign was to be Champions League tickets.

However, some people seem to have taken advantage of the campaign by submitting photos of individuals including child molesters, murderers, and terrorists. One of the photos submitted included former WCW and WWE star Chris Benoit, who murdered his wife, Nancy, and son, Daniel, back in 2007 before taking his own life.

Other individuals whose images were submitted included Russian dictator Josef Stalin, serial killer Harold Shipman, ex-BBC star Jimmy Saville (who faced multiple allegations of sexual abuse dating back to 1963), mass murderer Fred West, and Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the infamous “Yorkshire Ripper.”

An official spokesperson for Walkers Crisps released the following statement regarding the incident:

“We recognise people were offended by irresponsible and offensive posts by individuals, and we apologise. We are equally upset and have shut down all activity

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Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.