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Chipotle apologizes for racist tweets during Twitter hack

Chipotle apologized on Sunday for a series of racist tweets that were sent from the brand's Twitter account while it was hacked. The messages targeted U.S. President Barack Obama and several government agencies, and Chipotle's Twitter avatar was replaced with an image of a swastika.

A spokesperson for the Mexican food chain confirmed that Chipotle's account was hacked for two hours early Sunday morning. It is currently investigating the situation.

"Our Twitter account was hijacked overnight for about two hours during which a series of offensive tweets was posted to the account," Chris Arnold, communications director for Chipotle, told Mashable. "We apologize for the nature of the posts that were made during that time, and we are now conducting an investigation to try to determine what happened and who might have been involved."

The company also tweeted an apology for the "very offensive messages."

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