Well played, sir.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tituss Burgess gave one Brooklyn moving company a Yelp review so bad, it has not just gone viral, it prompted the ratings site to monitor the company’s page.
Burgess recounted the entire exchange on each of his social media platforms, in which an employee from Franks Express Moving Company refused to send movers unless Burgess first wrote a Yelp review.
“My name is Tituss Burgess. I’m an Emmy Nominated Actor for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt currently streaming on netflix. Thats besides the point. But watch it,” he started.
“These guys are the absolute most UNPROFESSIONAL workers I have EVER DEALT WITH.
"I called this man this morning. We chatted. He said he could move my couch at 1 pm which was the time I requested. 1:30 still no movers.
“I called back and he says I will give you a discount .. I said ok.
But wait! There’s a catch.
"He says but you have to post a review on yelp. I said when you complete the job I will complete the review.”
“I called him about 9 times but he wouldn’t pick up but he somehow was capable of texting. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY.
“Im going to post this to twitter to my instagram to my Facebook. You messed with the wrong Queen.
Later, someone else from Franks Express responded to the review, insisting it was a "fatal mistake" on their part.
"As you can see our reviews on the Yelp you can find us as professional," the response read.
"It would be the best chance to help the famous person.”
What’s worse is that Burgess’ reviewed resulted in a wave of others leaving similar stories, furious that they had to first rate the company before any services would been provided.
The actor made such an impact that Yelp is now monitoring the page, stating that since it received so much media coverage,
"While we don’t take a stand one way or the other when it comes to these news events, we do work to remove both positive and negative posts that appear to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer’s personal consumer experience with the business," the message read.
Moving companies across America just collectively peed their pants.