- Sep 7, 2006
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Twitter users expressed their outrage online after fashion designer Kenneth Cole made an "inappropriate" comment about Egypt on his Twitter account Thursday.
"Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC," Cole tweeted Thursday morning. (According to a note on the account, tweets by him are signed, "KC.")
Twitter users quickly responded in outrage.
"Well @kennethcole, that was wildly inappropriate," tweeted Kaylie Nelson.
"Keep it classy @KennethCole. Never shopping there again. . . ," responded Dave Reed.
"You should be ashamed of yourselves @KennethCole ! How tasteless and insensitive! People are dying there!" Husain AlTamimi tweeted.
Cole tweeted an apology about an hour later: "Re Egypt tweet: we weren't intending to make light of a serious situation. We understand the sensitivity of this historic moment -KC."