The Internet is buzzing with anger today following a tweet on fashion designer Kenneth Cole's account that many feel makes light of the protests in Egypt.
The in question reading "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC" went up about four hours ago, and still remains on Twitter.
An apology, however, has been issued via a reading: "Re Egypt tweet: we weren't intending to make light of a serious situation. We understand the sensitivity of this historic moment -KC"
We've reached out the Kenneth Cole's camp for more info on why the original tweet was sent.
Cole made a similarly indelicate statement in the past; following 9/11, he told the : "Important moments like this are a time to reflect... To remind us, sometimes, that it's not only important what you wear, but it's also important to be aware."
The Twitterverse, unsurprisingly, is with Cole's 140-character missive. A fake account -- , à la -- has even cropped up, mocking the designer with such tweets as: "Our new slingback pumps would make Anne Frank come out of hiding! #KennethColeTweets."
What do you think of Cole's gaffe? Should he take the tweet down? Weigh in, in the comments section.
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