Fashion Designer Kenneth Cole weighed in on the current situation in Syria.
"Boots on the ground" or not, let's not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers. #Footwear— Kenneth Cole (@KennethCole) September 5, 2013
Oh Kenneth, Kenneth, Kenneth, you're not a comedian (and even if you were, YIKES!). No surprise, many people were offended by Kenneth Cole's tweet. However, instead of apologizing, Kenneth Cole explained that his tweet was meant to promote dialogue about war on Instavid.
Oh yes, the ol' send an insensitive tweet about war being as important as your designer shoes to provoke intelligent dialogue bit. Ugh.
In 2011, during the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Cole tweeted, "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online." The tweet was deleted and he apologized on facebook.
- Kenneth Cole Makes a Syria Joke, Because the Egypt One Went Over So Well (adweek.com)
- Kenneth Cole Made Dumb Syria Joke to 'Provoke Dialogue' (nymag.com)
- PR Fail: Kenneth Cole Still Thinks War Is A Funny Promo Gimmick (mediabistro.com)
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