Kenneth Cole Responds to Controversial Syria Tweet, Welcomes ‘Dialogue’

By Patrick Coffee Comment

Last night, designer Kenneth Cole responded to yesterday’s “boots on the ground” Twitter controversy with an Instagram video that’s a bit bolder than expected: no retreat, no surrender, no apology.

While he claims that the purpose of such controversial messages is to encourage global “dialogue” about difficult issues like AIDS and armed conflict, the tweet still looked like a combination promo/ploy for attention from here. What was with the #footwear hashtag?

At the same time, he certainly owned it, didn’t he?

So…bold move or deflection?