The Internet Thinks Denny’s New Mascot Looks Like Literal Crap

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We have a question for Denny’s about its new hat-wearing sausage link mascot: What were you thinking?

The internet has come out with all its best poop jokes after Twitter users started noting that the restaurant’s somewhat new mascot looks an awful lot like an animated piece of human feces.

The derision actually started a few weeks ago but has only recently caused a veritable poo-storm on Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, there are more than a few references to Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo from the show South Park:

We’ve reached out to Denny’s to ask about how it decides what kinds of corporate branding to introduce, and if it has any response to the public’s reaction thus far.

UPDATE: While Denny’s has yet to respond to Consumerist, the company confirmed to The Sacramento Bee that it’s aware of the sausage backlash — but it’s sticking with the mascot.

“We do not have any plans to change how Sausage looks because … well, he looks exactly how a breakfast sausage should look,” Denny’s chief marketing officer, John Dillon, said in a statement. “And of course, we’d hate to give Sausage a complex because we – and his Grand Slams family – love him just the way he is!”

“While this unflattering comparison was never in his plan, he won’t let it stop him from enjoying his 15 minutes of fame.”