The Consumerist, a website focused on consumerism and consumer experiences in the US, has just completed a lengthy user-driven process that sought to find out which is the worst company in America for 2012.
After an exhaustive three week contest, during which some 250,000 votes were cast, the readers of The Consumerist have chosen EA as the "winner", labeling them the Worst Company in America for 2012.
EA responded to Joystiq's request for comment on the prize, stating "We're sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren't on the list this year. We're going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide."
EA beat out Bank of America (a regular finalist in the contest, apparently) in the final, after defeating Sony and Best Buy to earn the right to fight for the title. Their prize? A "Golden Poo", which may give some hint as to the validity of the contest, which saw a publisher of videogames as a greater villain than an organization whose many alleged improprieties include repeatedly deceiving home owners.