Optus has responded to social media backlash and alleged threats to staff by removing a poster written in Arabic from a Sydney shopping centre.
The poster at the centre in Casula Mall highlighted the fact that Optus employs multi-lingual staff, with the tagline "We speak your language".
As first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, users took to the telco's Facebook page to blast it for "contempt" for customers and calling Optus "hypocrites".
The telco is offering free calls for Optus Postpaid, Prepaid and Fixed customers to call France and Lebanon to check on friends and relatives following the recent terrorist attacks.
Optus has since removed the posters from Casula Mall, and it is understood that the investigation into the threats is ongoing.