Twitter's Reaction to HQTrivia Calling Abu Dhabi a Country
An American Game Show Called Abu Dhabi a Country and People Want Their Money Back
Wow @hqtrivia, this is embarrassing. Abu Dhabi is NOT a country. Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are part of the United Arab Emirates. #HQTrivia #hq #fail pic.twitter.com/vuZajcfqnv— Stefanie Waldek (@StefanieWaldek) January 7, 2018
Forget Pokemon Go and Candy Crush, 2018 is all about a new game on your phone that allows you to earn money in real time. But a recent blunder from the American company has players up in arms about the app which asks you, "Are you, like, really smart? Join tonight's game at 9p EST to prove it" on their Twitter page, because it turns out the players are better than the game.
Last night, the Twittersphere went berserk over a question which suggested Abu Dhabi was a country. Needless to say, people want their money back, or the money they could've potentially earned from getting the question right.
It's not the first time they've messed up. Social media users pointed out that they previously caused people to get the question wrong over confusion about the plural of the word "octopus."
See some of the comments, ranging from hilarious to super angry, below:
HEY @hqtrivia, Abu Dhabi isn't a country. You owe people an apology. AGAIN.
— Lee DiGeorge (@RunTheStairs) January 7, 2018
Since when is Abu Dhabi a country?? Please explain your logic
— Marshall Dunn (@MarshallDunn2) January 7, 2018
Yo @hqtrivia - Abu Dhabi is a capital city. Not a country. I think this calls for a REDO. @ScottRogowsky - help us out here.
— Paige Hoffmann (@paigehoffs) January 7, 2018
#HQ @hqtrivia ABU DHABI IS NOT A COUNTRY ITS A CAPITAL OF A COUNTRY. YOUR QUESTION SAID "WHICH COUNTRY"
— Jordan (@Senpai_ifunny) January 7, 2018
@hqtrivia @ScottRogowsky @hqtriviafans @CaseyJost Hey all, just really REALLY confused on how Abu Dhabi is a country? #notacountry pic.twitter.com/IH6iofaWm8
— Evan Craybas (@Crazy_Craybas) January 7, 2018
@hqtrivia Abu Dhabi isn't a country!!! I want my money! pic.twitter.com/T9VOJKvZK5
— Nick Ernestine (@Nick_Ernestine) January 7, 2018
Abu Dhabi is the 2018 version of Octopi #HQTrivia @hqtrivia @CaseyJost
— Tom Pellegrino (@TagLineTom) January 7, 2018
I guess I should join the #notacountry movement...because Abu Dhabi...yea, not a country. This is why we can't give @ScottRogowsky a night off. It's like when you have someone cover you when you take PTO, and the office is in shambles when you return. SMH @hqtrivia
— Angela (@bemindfulhappy) January 7, 2018
Abu Dhabi isn't a damn country!!! Man's not Scott!!! #HQtrivia
— Giancarlo Montenegro (@Giantenegro19) January 7, 2018
I'm headed to Abu Dhabi to visit the octopuses that inhabit that country. Thanks @hqtrivia #HQ #HQTrivia
— Nick Morgan (@Nicstradamus) January 7, 2018
Good job @hqtrivia Abu Dhabi is a country yeah?😡😡... thanks for making me lose on a question u cannot get ur facts straight on.
— Rowaid sohail yazbik (@Rjsninja) January 7, 2018
HQ just said Abu Dhabi is a country, which is how I lost tonight. I've got trust issues with you guys now. #HQTrivia
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) January 7, 2018
yo @hqtrivia abu dhabi is a capital city not a country, also CRISPR edits genes not human genes @meeeyaaa_
— ᴀɴᴀᴍᴀɴᴀɢᴜᴄʜɪ (@anamanaguchi) January 7, 2018
Obviously I am smarter than HQ.... Abu Dhabi is a City not a country!!!!! Doh
— Redheadtanya (@redheadtanya) January 7, 2018
Hey @hqtrivia Abu Dhabi is not a country! I should get an extra life for being eliminated that question, or $2,000. Either one will suffice.
— Jackie Burkhart (@NicoleGoldhamer) January 7, 2018
Abu Dhabi isn't s country. Everyone should be given a free life
— Marcie Dunn (@momsanyad) January 7, 2018
tonight's mood is watching people on hq trivia having a meltdown over whether or not abu dhabi is a country
— a (@ultcharge) January 7, 2018
Yo @hqtrivia Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates!!!! It's not it's own country!!!! Cost me $100😠
— Jared Monroy⚠ (@ayye_jayye) January 7, 2018
@hqtrivia "which country bails out Dubai? Answer Abu Dhabi" oh really? Weird that ITS A CITY NOT A COUNTRY! FAKE NEWS! pic.twitter.com/EBZ6FJjfCB
— Robert Thomas (@robthom824) January 7, 2018
@hqtrivia Abu Dhabi is a city bruv
— Owen (@OwenHalpert) January 7, 2018