Uber in hot water for 'insensitive' promotion -- Again

Oops they did it again – And this latest hiccup could be the last straw for many Uber users following months of mistakes, bad press and big scandals for the company.

Bad news seems to be synonymous with Uber's name lately, the company most recently coming under fire for a blog post published by an ex-employee claiming she was regularly sexually harassed in Uber's corporate office.

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Yikes.

And in today's Bad Uber News -- which seems to be becoming an all-too common trend -- angry customers are taking it to Twitter (as they have so often in the past) to revive the #DeleteUber hashtag towards Uber Philippines.

Late Sunday night, Uber Philippines tweeted a promotion offering free trips through the app in what appeared to be a harmless move:

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The reasoning for this was that a jeepney (the primary form of public transportation in the Philippines) strike was scheduled for Monday.

Rappler reports that the strike was being held in order to protest new government action, explaining that:

"These plans include phasing out old jeepneys as well as requiring operators to have at least 10 jeepneys and a minimum capital of P7 million to keep their franchises."

Let's just say riders in the Philippines were all but thrilled with the promotion, accusing Uber of taking advantage of a strike situation in order to attain new users:

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.@Uber is truly a screwed up company inside & out. Your #HR & #PR departments are #worthless & #thoughtless… https://t.co/i9yj8q0Cvj
Think Uber got the message to not exploit sensitive situations? If you said, "nope," you'd be correct. Philippines,… https://t.co/ntO8iUb2wR
Im guessing @Uber_PH havent learned anything from the @Uber backlash that happened at JFK following the Trump EO on… https://t.co/yKcOgm8qQq
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Disappointed bc @Uber_PH tried to take advantage of the jeepney strike tomorrow :(
In what world did @Uber_PH think this was going to play out well? "KEEPMOVINGMNL" is the most insensitive code made… https://t.co/2KgezdIi7E
What is up with Uber and undernining transport strikes all over the world? Clearly they haven't learn from the… https://t.co/fKgU2lvAUX
Hey @Uber_PH, are you affected by the current backlash of this promo? Don't worry, a new marketing manager can get… https://t.co/kwcOyBnJZ3
@Uber_PH Yup, bad move, Uber. Be more careful next time. Hindi lahat ng users niyo socially unaware :) Don't take the situation lightly.
Good 4 u. Filipinos ain't stupid. Know whats wrong and whats right @Uber_Phils @uber #deleteuber https://t.co/NpuIwNAjl7
@Uber_Phils @uber @travisk is a real cut-throat zero class cheap operator #deleteuber Fool the Pinoys & regret it https://t.co/7Lo9sfBclY
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This isn't the first time Uber's been accused of doing this exact same thing – In January, the company was under fire for charging surge price rates at JFK airport during a taxi driver strike.

The company has since tweeted out an apology:

The promo codes, however, are still valid.

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