The CNN app plummeted to a one-star rating on Apple’s app store just days after the network published an article threatening to publicly name an anonymous Reddit user. The Reddit user may or may not have created President Trump’s now infamous meme-video that he posted to Twitter depicting himself body slamming a CNN logo superimposed over Vince Mcmahon’s face.
The internet flooded the app with negative 1-star reviews on Wednesday and Thursday as a sort of revenge for going after the anonymous Reddit user.
“CNN is a tabloid masquerading as a legitimate news organization. Its ‘reports’ are littered with opinion, and it spends too much time trying to convince its readers/viewers what they should think instead of simply keeping them informed about what is happening in the world (and letting them make up their own minds),” one review of the app stated.
Many of the negative reviews focused on CNN’s coverage of the Reddit user. “They had no right to do what they did over something as silly as a meme,” one reviewer wrote. “You have gone too far this time, to attack a mere meme farmer for a simple joke? Pathetic,” another stated.