Campbell's pulls offensive SpagettiOs Pearl Harbor tweet 0
The now-removed SpaghettiOs Pearl Harbor tweet from twitter.com/SpaghettiOs. (SpaghettiOs Twitter)
Add Campbell's to the list of corporations who've come up with bone-headed ideas to promote themselves.
The iconic soup company that makes SpagettiOs thought it would be OK to mark the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor by featuring a cartoon noodle with its tongue hanging out, proudly holding the American flag.
"Take a moment to remember Pearl Harbor with us," the tweet exclaimed Saturday.
Unsurprisingly, the distasteful promotion unleased a firestorm of protest online causing the company to delete the tweet and issue an apology.
"In what way was a happy logo supposed to respect those who DIED at Pearl Harbor. Do you even know what happened that day?," asked Elizabeth Pugliese.
And Paul Boudreau tweeted: "Understand your cartoon mascot is not an appropriate remembrance to 2,400 people killed."
In September, AT&T caused an outrage after it tweeted “Never Forget” along with photo of an AT&T phone held up in place of the Twin Towers.