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Kenneth Cole Pimps the Egypt Situation to Sell Clothes

| On 04, Feb 2011

Social media has been known to kill the fantasy of a famous person. Meet Kenneth Cole .. the latest casualty!

Fashion designer Kenneth Cole let Twitter get him in some hot water yesterday.

In a tweet he sent personally from his account, Mr. Cole made a comment about the violence and uprising in Egypt. Nothing wrong with that. However, it used the opportunity to take a kinda cheap shot at the country while promoting his spring line of clothing. Umm .. not a good look.

Here is what Kenny had to say:

“Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC”

It’s not the most offensive thing I have ever heard. But, you have to consider that over 300 people have died so far in the Egypt unrest. That might not be the best time to plug your clothing line. Also, for the Twitter-deficient people, notice that Cole used the #Cairo in the tweet. Anyone who was searching for information about Cairo on Twitter would have been able to see the tweet.

Cole only has just over 10,000 Twitter followers, so the damage wasn’t that bad at first. But, the tweet got retweeted, articles were written, and blog posts formed around what he said, though. Eeek!

Cole removed the tweet and issued an apology for what he said. He should apologize to himself for ramming his foot so far down his throat. ::smh::

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