Arby's Bought Pharrell's Arby's Hat on Ebay for $44,000
Attention, everyone who's made fun of Pharrell Williams for wearing an "Arby's hat": Arby's wants you to know it's right there with you. After the singer put his 5-story fedora up on eBay for charity, the company shelled out $44,000 to "get our hat back."
The restaurant that should basically change its name to Curly Fries first made the joke when Pharrell debuted the hat at the Grammys.
Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs
— Arby's (@Arbys) January 27, 2014
Two weeks ago, the hat, a design collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Smokey the Bear, went up on eBay to support Pharrell's charity, From One Hand to AnOTHER.
And, unwilling to let a decent joke die, Arby's decided to mock Pharrell again after the auction ended on Oscar night. Donating five figures to at-risk youth in underserved communities? Sick burn!
.@Pharrell You're welcome. We're HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Good luck at the #Oscars tonight! pic.twitter.com/2oA7qDPX9z
— Arby's (@Arbys) March 3, 2014
Pharrell got the last laugh, though. He wore a similar hat Sunday night while performing his Best Original Song contender, "Happy." No word on how much he plans to charge Arby's to get this one back.
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