Earlier this week, Haidilao, a hot pot restaurant at its City Square outlet offered to give students who did well in their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) a $30 discount while those who did less well be given a smaller discount of $20 or $10, depending on their scores.
But the hotpot giant appeared to have a change of heart, later amending the promo on its Facebook page to say that all PSLE takers would be getting the $30 discount after netizens expressed their ire seeing the initial promo.
The promo initially said that only examinees with Achievement Level scores of between four and seven would get the $30 discount. Those who scored between eight and 11 would get a $20 discount, and those who scored between 12 and 20 would get a $10 discount.
Here’s what netizens had to say about it:
Later, however, some netizens commenting on the post thanked Haidilao for amending it.
Over on Reddit, netizens were less gracious, however.
Some Reddit users jokingly suggested that Haidilao should have done the opposite.
But at least one Redditor had a more gracious take, saying that it was a good thing that the hotpot chain had at least recognized its mistake.
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