A SpaghettiOs tweet apology was issued Saturday after Twitter users blasted the company for an insensitive tweet regarding the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. As reported by the Huffington Post on Dec. 7, the SpaghettiOs tweet consisted of a picture of its smiling mascot licking its lips while holding an American flag.
“Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us,” SpaghettiOs tweeted Friday night.
The SpaghettiOs tweet went viral and it ignited a firestorm of criticism among Twitter users. Many retweeted the message which many considered to be disrespectful given the fact that the day marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack in which a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States killed thousands.
Not too long after the SpaghettiOs tweet was posted, a representative for Campbell Soup Co., which owns SpaghettiOs, confirmed that the tweet had been deleted.
A SpaghettiOs tweet apology was then issued by the brand, which has more than 11,000 followers, and it read:
"We apologize for our recent tweet in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day. We meant to pay respect, not to offend."
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