Kenneth Cole and Politics Do Not Mix

“‘Boots on the ground’ or not, let’s not forget about sandals, pumps, and loafers. #Footwear,” Tweets, fashion designer, Kenneth Cole in regards to the crisis in Syria.

This is not the first time Cole has dipped is hand in politics.

In 2011 during the Egyptian protests he Tweeted, “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online -KC.” After being ridiculed for the post, he posted a public apology on through Facebook, though he never actually used the words, “Im sorry.”

In a recent interview, Cole had basically admitted, #sorrynotsorry for the comment regarding Egypt.

Why these comments do not particularly offend me, I do see why they would to others. You would think he’d have learned his lesson from his first faux paus. Cole manages his own Twitter account, but maybe it’s time to run some checks and balances before you publish…

Holly Vianco

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One Response to Kenneth Cole and Politics Do Not Mix

  1. student says:

    While it is a clever spin to promote the Kenneth Cole shoe line, it is hard to look past the underlying context of the tweet. Being part of the military community, the crisis in Syria has been a hot topic and one that has caused many Americans, active in the military and not, to re-evaluate the past 14 years the United States has spent being involved in war. It’s probably wise for Cole, both personally and professionaly, to keep to what he is good at… fashion.