Publishing giant Electronic Arts defended its title of "Worst Company in America," making it the first company to earn a repeat victory of the dubious honor in The Consumerist's annual poll.
EA managed to secure an even wider margin of victory in defeating the same not-quite-as-hated company it beat last year, Bank of America. This year, nearly 78 percent of voters chose EA over the financial institution known for poor customer service and for being sued by the federal government.
The Consumerist has been running its Worst Company in America poll, which gives out the Golden Poo award to its winner, since 2006. Past honorees include BP, Comcast and Halliburton.
Peter Moore, EA's chief operating officer, defended the company while acknowledging some of its transgressions in a blog post last week, saying, "We can do better." The Consumerist blasted Moore's letter, characterizing it as an attempt to shift blame from the company to some of its customers.
We've reached out to EA for comment and will update this article with any response we receive.
Update: When asked for comment, an EA representative echoed Moore's sentiments, saying, "We can do better. We will do better."