Harrods Christmas light message goes viral
Posted by Xeno on December 20, 2010
The online blog spot ‘dashperiod’ has sparked a viral campaign online, which is hitting twitter by storm, after it sensationally revealed that a disgruntled Harrods Father Christmas has written F**K OFF HARRODS in Christmas lights on the side of the world famous department store.
According to dashperiod, the masterpiece is the work of a disgruntled employee, fired by Harrods from his job as the toy department’s Father Christmas. The website claims that he “took revenge last night in spectacular style.”
The employee is reported to have displayed his message by “gaining access to a maintenance control room.”
Lloyd Hudson, 35 from Ilford, Essex, was able to locate the chart and corresponding switches for Harrods 10,000 external light and played havoc with the festive decorations, according to dashperiod.
Reports have revealed that the Father Christmas impersonator “had drunk the best part of two bottles of whiskey” and took part in a standoff with security guard and police for an hour and a half.
Apparently it is his drunken behaviour that got him fired in the first place, according to a spokesperson from the prestigious store.
Dashperiod reported Knightsbridge visitors were stunned, quoting one woman as saying, “I was with my grandchildren. We had just gotten off the bus. I said ‘look everybody’ and pointed up to the lights – but you know what the lights said? They said f**k off. And that is not an appropriate message for a child. At least not at Christmas time.”
After causing a raucous storm on Twitter and becoming a top trending hit on Google, it has been revealed that the whole affair was a lighthearted joke, and in fact Harrods world renowned Christmas décor remain unharmed and glittering as ever. …