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.
Here's the offending tweet:
As you could imagine, this didn't go down too well -- especially in the online community. After the tweet went out, Cole came under fire for being insensitive, with some calling for a boycott of his company. (A mock Twitter account even popped up.)
In damage-control mode, Cole removed the controversial tweet and posted an apology on Facebook. Check it out, below.
The lesson here, kids: Geopolitics, bad jokes and fashion may not always mix well together.
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.
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