Fashion house Kenneth Cole Productions (KCP) became the target of the Internet’s collective wrath on Thursday after the co.’s namesake chairman tweeted a promotion that joked about this week’s escalating protests in Egypt. The controversy began after Kenneth Cole posted the tweet to the co.’s official twitter account, around 10:30 a.m. ET: “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online… -KC.” The post included a link to the company’s online store. Reaction by Twitter users and bloggers was swift and vicious. Many twitter users called the tweet “repulsive” and “in bad taste.” Within an hour of the post, Cole apologized. – CNNMoney
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