Silly, silly Kay Jewelers. Doesn’t it know that creating a branded hashtag, especially one that isn’t even a word or phrase, is just asking to be hijacked?
The jewelry brand has been airing a Valentine’s Day TV spot featuring a man sitting across the table from his girlfriend. She is so engrossed in her phone — i.e., not him — that he actually has to text her in order to get her attention. So he can give her a diamond necklace. How sweet, we guess. As the spot concludes, a hashtag appears on the screen: #ekbwk, which is meant to stand for the brand’s slogan, “Every kiss begins with Kay.”
Well, of course, the Internet wasn’t going to let this hashtag just go along its merry way without messing with it. Here are some of our favorite abuses of the #ekbwk hashtag. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
If I had to text my wife to get her to look up from her phone at dinner on Valentines Day, guess who’s not getting that jewelry? #ekbwk
— Pete Seroogy (@PeteSeroogy) February 14, 2014
Every kiss begins with kush #ekbwk
— Dab As Fuck (@DAFprobz) February 12, 2014
— Brandon Pennington (@bpenn11) February 14, 2014
#ekbwk when you’ve given up on life
— Stop.Collab.Listen. (@nateh1026) February 14, 2014
— dana lancaster (@dwag29) February 1, 2014
#ekbwk How many times is it ok for my Uncle to gently kiss my neck?
— michael dwayne adams (@micdadam) February 13, 2014
— mEa (@maxinealden) February 10, 2014
#EKBWK then she gets pregnant, then you spend all your $ on kid, then you get divorced, then you’re in a home, then you die. Thanks Kay
— kiltimagh (@kiltimagh) February 9, 2014
Ppl that have to get a text to look up from their phone from their valentine deserve the cliché charm bracelet they got. #ekbwk
— thom andr (@samohtbackwards) February 7, 2014
Yeah, every kiss begins with Kay, but in my case my Christmas present failed with Kay. Ordered, paid, but still haven’t received. #ekbwk
— Jenny Donohue (@DonohueStar) February 7, 2014
— Lindsey (@adventuresofL) February 5, 2014
Nothing ever changes, things won’t get better, and everyone will leave you. #ekbwk
— Carl (@trx0x) February 1, 2014