Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fake Instagram account spins tales of coyote attacks and hangover specials at Silver Lake’s 365 by Whole Foods

365 exterior sign 5-25-2016 9-50-31 AM

Photo by Jacqueline Fernandez

SILVER LAKE –– Did a coyote bite former Sonic Youth band member Kim Gordon in the parking lot outside the new 365 by Whole Foods Store? Is the store really offering a Wednesday Hangover Special for patrons of the Cha Cha Lounge? Those were some of the stories shared online in recent days thanks to the Whole Foods Silver Lake Instagram.  If you believed any of those stories, officials at Whole Foods want you to know that the company had nothing to do with them. In fact, the company is moving to have the impostor Whole Foods Silver Lake Instagram shut down.

The Instagram account that posted the stories and photos about the coyote attack and the hangover special describes itself as the “official”  Instagram of 365 by Whole Foods. “Follow us for coupons, good times and local Silverlake gossip!”  But that’s not the case, at least the part about it being an official Whole Foods Instagram.

“The account is a humorous spoof and not affiliated with 365 by Whole Foods Market,” said Whole Foods in a statement issued today. “We are taking steps via Instagram’s formal channels to have it removed. Our official 365 by Whole Foods Market Instagram is @365bywholefoods.”

They better move fast. The impostor account already more than 2,220 followers.

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  1. Wow that first fake report of coyotes was very convincing!

    However everyone knows coke is out of style, that’s not so believable.

    All them Millennials are rolling with Molly these days.

  2. Hope they let them keep it, this is a great parody of our quirky neighborhood.

    • the ghost of DJ Bento Box


      Quirky neighborhood? You’ve got to be new here. Where are you REALLY from? What band/online lifestyle site/magazine article made you want to move to our quirky little enclave? Do you feel any more “hipster” yet? Where are your giant sunglasses/giant black floppy hat?

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