It’s a Butt Dial Cover Up!
What was once a hilarious and awkward accident has turned into something far more suspicious. According to CEO Tony Staffieri, Rogers Telecommunications’ recent butt dial never happened.
Yes, you heard that right. A butt dial that wasn’t.
On October 14th, a rather embarrassing call was placed from a Rogers employee directly to the personal line of CEO Staffieri. The conversation, presented to the public via a recording, happened to include rather embarrassing personal details about the employee. This naturally caused a social media uproar that seemingly lasted for days.
However, after a few days of social media fatigue and exasperated sighs from the employee, CEO Staffieri posted the following on Rogers’ Twitter account:
“I firmly believe that this incident was staged by an outside party. It is ongoing, and we have no further comment at this time.”
What We Know
After some impeccable sleuthing on the part of the public, we’ve been able to piece together the following:
- The employee in question had no knowledge of the call: It is widely believed that the employee had no knowledge of the call until after the recording of it was widely circulated on social media.
- Someone had to have access to the employee’s phone: This could either be a former friend or someone else with access to the employee’s phone.
- The Rogers system was probably hacked: A hack of the Rogers system seems the most likely explanation for how the call was made to the CEO’s number without his knowledge.
What We Don’t Know
Despite all of the investigative work by the public, there are still many unanswered questions about this incident:
- Who made the call? This has been the most popular unconfirmed question of the entire fiasco.
- What was their motive? Though it’s possible that this was a prank gone wrong, there is also the possibility that the perpetrator had a deeper motive than simply embarrassing someone.
- Will Rogers take any action? It seems unlikely that the company will publicly comment on what happened or what any potential repercussions may have been.
The Final Word
At the end of the day, no one (not even CEO Tony Staffieri) can definitively say what happened during this incident. Until further proof is unearthed, we will just have to sit back and speculate, which is probably for the best. After all, it was likely just an unfortunate coincidence that accidentally made a tweet-able moment. And who doesn’t love a good mystery?