If you have strong opinions about Lawry’s Seasoned Salt – especially in its 16oz package – that you’re dying to share with the rest of us, I have bad news for you. It seems like Amazon banned most accounts from reviewing the product…because everyone was treating it like the new Twitter.
No, not Amazon as a whole. Just the review section for Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, 16 oz. In some of the more recent reviews, Amazon users tried to get the ball rolling, sharing usually Twitter-targeted thoughts on this niche section of the storefront. But our overlords at Amazon had none of it, suppressing the social media alternative before it could really begin,
“What’s popping,” commented Amazon user Garrett Powell in his review of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, 16 oz.
They were quickly followed by other Twitter veterans. “Love this new social media,” read one review. “It’s so good I’d spend $8 a month to use it,” said another, referring to Elon Musk’s Twitter verification subscription plans.
It all started because of a tweet from rapper and comedian, Zack Fox, who encouraged users to jump to the comment section Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, 16 oz. Judging by the responses, it didn’t take long for fans to give it a shot – and for Amazon to notice what was happening. Just three minutes after Fox made the tweet, someone pointed out that they were restricted from doing their own review. Five minutes later, it appeared Amazon had added a blanket ban to the product review, saying it had noticed “unusual activity” on the store page.
Alas, it looks like we’ll have to keep waiting for a true Twitter replacement to rise from the ashes of Elon Musk’s dumpster fire. Someone also created a Google Doc to take on the social media giant, but as you can imagine, it got pretty messy.
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