No, Olive Garden did not revoke Sean Hannity's lifetime pasta pass
- Olive Garden did not revoke the Lifetime Pasta Pass from Sean Hannity, or the Never Ending Pasta Pass from other patrons.
- The chain restaurant has been trending since Anderson Cooper said those who were involved with the Capitol Hill siege on Wednesday would "go back to the Olive Garden and to the Holiday Inn they're staying at."
- A mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, breaking windows and stealing property, in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the counting of electoral votes that certified President-elect Joe Biden's win.
On Friday, what appeared to be an official statement from Olive Garden circulated announcing that Sean Hannity had his Lifetime Pasta Pass revoked - but it wasn't real.
An Olive Garden spokesperson confirmed the memo was fake, but declined to give further comment.
—Louie Mantia, Jr. (@Mantia) January 8, 2021
In the thread, the author of the original tweet apologized for making the post, and said the joke quickly got out of hand.
The fake memo said the chain restaurant had been working with the FBI and the Holiday Inn in Washington DC "to identify several guests who both frequented our restaurants and participated in the violent uprising against our government this week."
—ULTRA (@ULTRASLUT) January 8, 2021
The memo also said it revoked Never Ending Pasta Pass for other patrons.
Olive Garden has been trending on Twitter since the mob of pro-Trump extremists entered the Capitol building, and after CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said those who were involved would "go back to the Olive Garden and to the Holiday Inn they're staying at" to discuss the events from the day.
—Stephen Gass (@PremiumGass) January 6, 2021
It is still unclear if Sean Hannity was a Lifetime Pasta Pass holder.
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