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#Justiceforbradswife Has Taken Social Media (And Cracker Barrel) By Storm

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In what has become either the biggest egg in the face or the biggest social media whisper campaign success ever, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store appears to be at the center of a hilarious (sorry, not sorry) trolling campaign in honor of a former employee who, at this time, we’ll refer to as Brad’s wife. According to social media posts and a story picked up by Inquisitr, Brad’s wife was fired from a Cracker Barrel store after 11 years of service. This wasn’t the worst part of the story, however. Online sources indicate she was let go on the day of Brad’s birthday, and without explanation, and that left Brad wanting answers. Enter social media.

#Justiceforbradswife Has Taken Social Media (And Cracker Barrel) By Storm

Photo: Facebook/Amiri King

In a post on the Cracker Barrel corporate Facebook page, Michelle Bowmen Neuhauser responded to a number of #justiceforbradswife posters identifying that “Bradley Reid Byrd’s wife, Nanette, worked at the Corydon, Indiana Cracker Barrel for 11 years, was fired by a district manager named Gwen Alexander. Reason given was, ‘She wasn’t working out.’ She’s an older woman whom coworkers/customers say was hardworking, averaged 50-60 hrs a week. Since CB wouldn’t give Brad and Nanette an answer, he posted his question on their FB page, and #bradswife took off from there.”

#Justiceforbradswife Has Taken Social Media (And Cracker Barrel) By Storm

Photo: Facebook/Amiri King

Dating back as far as December 19, 2016 (and frankly, we stopped looking after that), the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store corporate Facebook account has had a number of comments regarding the firing of “Brad’s wife”, ranging from a little absurd to truly inspired comedy. Without comment from the company on any of the postings, the effect appeared to have snowballed, recently leading to YouTube comedian Amiri King posting about the subject on his Facebook account. If it snowballed before this, it was now a veritable avalanche for Cracker Barrel!

#Justiceforbradswife Has Taken Social Media (And Cracker Barrel) By Storm

Photo: Facebook/Amiri King

With everyone wanting justice for Brad’s wife, the comments keep coming and Cracker Barrel appears to be continuing to deflect. Their daily social media posts identify everything from great breakfast dishes to products sold in their stores, none of which can avoid the onslaught of humorous comments and hashtags from followers regarding Brad’s wife we’re sure no one entirely anticipated back when this all began – not even Brad himself. As of 9 a.m. Central Time, Bradley Reid Byrd’s personal Facebook account showed only minimal indications of the social media blitz that was going on around him and his wife. His most recent post identified the following: “Good morning. I still have not heard from ‘said’ company. I would like everyone to remember that some very good people work for them. The people at the Corydon location are our friends (like family) and are just trying to make a living. So if you want answers, please direct questions to the home office. They are the ones who fired my wife. Thanks to all for the continued support and I will keep you informed….#stillwaiting.”

#Justiceforbradswife Has Taken Social Media (And Cracker Barrel) By Storm

Photo: Facebook/Amiri King

In the midst of the social media blitz, an online petition has also been developed on Change.org, called (what else?) Justice for Brad’s Wife, Cracker Barrel!!! With more than 7,000 supporters (it notes that 10,000 in total will be needed), the petition has garnered as much steam in five days as the entire campaign appears to have over the course of the past 4+ months. Once it reaches 10,000 signatures, the website explains that the petition will be delivered to Cracker Barrel CEO, Sandra Cochran. In the meantime, keep your eyes on social media (yes, they’ve hit Cracker Barrel on Twitter and Instagram, as well…) for any new developments.