Following up on our earlier post about Kenneth Cole’s hugely offensive tweet suggesting that the protests in Cairo were just people eager to get their hands on his Spring Collection, we got word that a new parody account is in town, and it’s a hot parody of the beleaguered designer.
KennethColePR has amassed more than 2,500 followers (about a quarter of the number that the real Kenneth Cole Twitter account has) in just two hours of existence. We know why: it has been actively “promoting” Kenneth Cole clothing as “all about making sure you look good…no matter what’s happening.”
This tag-line is in reference to the real Kenneth Cole account posting a distasteful tweet earlier today: “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC”
The internet erupted in anger towards the company and the man for this tweet, and this parody account sprung up before the dust had settled.
In just two hours, the parody Kenneth Cole PR account has penned 21 tweets making fun of Kenneth Cole’s misstep. And while the tweets would be just as offensive as the original Cairo tweet if they had been made from the real Kenneth Cole account, we couldn’t help but chuckle – with a twinge – at a few of them:
This parody account reminds us of the BP parody account that popped up after the mismanaged response to the oil spill last year.
What do you think about these parody accounts that seem to be all the rage on Twitter these days?