KitchenAid USA is in damage control mode after a tweet from their official Twitter account mocked President Obama’s dead grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, during the presidential debate, saying she’s lucky to have died before he ascended the presidency. Um, people are already saying they won’t support KitchenAid in the future over this.
KitchenAid USA issues apology:
I would like to personally apologize to President @barackobama, his family and everyone on Twitter for the offensive tweet sent earlier.
— KitchenAid (@KitchenAidUSA) October 4, 2012
Here’s the reaction on Twitter:
— Ruth Bourdain (@RuthBourdain) October 4, 2012
Just reading about the Kitchen Aid USA disaster from last night…wow, they need to carefully train their next social media representative!
— SandyT (@sassygirlcanada) October 4, 2012
Really, KitchenAid USA, you do know news travel at lightspeed on twitter?
— bruno breillet (@BrunoFrenchBake) October 4, 2012
@mimibakermn Accident? What did s/he do, fall down on the keyboard and randomly type it? It was a purposeful action you dope.
— OnSiteStudios (@OnSiteStudios) October 4, 2012