Egyptians actually want Kenneth Cole shoes

Finally. The philosopher/shoe salesman Kenneth Cole has weighed in on the Egypt uprising. The Great Man finds an angle nobody else thought of when he cheekily interprets the Cairo "uproar" as a clamoring for Kenneth Cole's Spring Collection, which features such revolutionary garb as the 2011 Sundance Film Festival vest. Funny stuff! Cole was already a walking case study of why megalomaniac CEOs shouldn't moonlight as ad copywriters. He's now becoming the poster boy for why you should keep those same characters off Twitter. Needless to say, his banter isn't going over so hot with the tweeting masses. The whole fiasco has already spawned a mocking Twitter account, @kennethcolePR. UPDATE: Cole has removed the tweet and offers this apology on Facebook: "I apologize to everyone who was offended by my insensitive tweet about the situation in Egypt. I've dedicated my life to raising awareness about serious social issues, and in hindsight my attempt at humor regarding a nation liberating themselves against oppression was poorly timed and absolutely inappropriate." The first reply to his apology sets the tone for most of the others: "You are an asshole! No excuses."

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