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Another Stupidly Misguided Tweet From @KennethCole (And He Confirms He’s Doing It On Purpose)

A couple of years ago fashioner designer Kenneth Cole put his foot very much in his mouth when he jumped on a trending hashtag to promote his new range of clothing. Nothing particularly unusual about that on Twitter – people abuse hashtags all the time – except in this case, Cole thought it wise to use the #Cairo hashtag, which was being widely shared in the wake of protests amidst the revolution across Egypt. Even worse, he personally tweeted the post himself.

In the wake of a massive backlash the offending tweet was quickly removed. However, Cole clearly hasn’t learned his lesson, as he’s at it again – and this time, it’s Syria who he’s making light of in the name of fashion.

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REVEALED: The Biggest Blunders In The History Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

What links Ashton Kutcher, Anthony Weiner and Woody Harrelson with Kenneth Cole and Nestle?

Collectively, they’ve made some of the biggest blunders in the history of social media. And they’re not alone – it seems like every month a new brand or celebrity will firmly place their social foot in their (rapidly-widening) mouth after doing something so stupid, and so wide-of-the-mark, that all we can say is… what in blue blazes were you thinking?

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The Kenneth Cole Label Is Creating Another PR Nightmare For Itself On Twitter

Remember the Kenneth Cole PR fiasco when he tweeted about the uprising in Cairo last year, using the trending hashtag to promote his spring line? Well, Kenneth Cole label is at it again! At least this time the offending posts aren’t personally from KC . . . but will they hurt his company any less?
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Kenneth Cole PR Parody Twitter Account Racks up 2,500 Followers in 2 Hours

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.
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Kenneth Cole Ignorantly Connects Egypt to New Spring Line, Twitter Erupts in Anger

In one of the most offensive marketing moves of 2011 thus far, Kenneth Cole has attempted to use the hashtag #cairo on Twitter to get people interested in buying his Spring Collection. And, as you can imagine, this did not go over well in the Twittersphere: hours after the tweet, people are still railing on the designer’s poor taste. Was the tweet actually that offensive? You be the judge.
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