Published On: Fri, Feb 4th, 2011

Designer Kenneth Cole apologizes for obnoxious tweet about Egypt protests

On Thursday, designer Kenneth Cole landed in some hot water after tweeting, with tongue planted in cheek, that all the unrest in Egypt may somehow be related to news of his spring line.

Um, yeah.

Here’s the offending tweet:

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

That didn’t go over well.

Here’s his apology on Facebook:

“I apologize to everyone who was offended by my insensitive tweet about the situation in Egypt. I’ve dedicated my life to raising awareness about serious social issues, and in hindsight my attempt at humor regarding a nation liberating themselves against oppression was poorly timed and absolutely inappropriate.”

Lesson to all you kids out there: Be careful what you Tweet, people might actually read it.


Burning the Israeli flag at embassy in Cairo 2011 photo/Gigi Ibrahim via wikimedia commons

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