KitchenAid Obama Tweet Sparks Outrage

“The day after the first presidential debate, it wasn’t Barack Obama or Mitt Romney getting the most attention. It was the maker of colorful kitchen appliances. KitchenAid spent much of Thursday trying to repair the damage from a wayward tweet about President Obama that whipped up social media outrage faster than one of its signature blenders can spit out a smoothie. The tweet, put out by a member of the company’s social media team during the Obama-Romney faceoff Wednesday in Denver, attacked the president in a particularly personal way. As Obama reminisced about his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who died shortly before Obama was elected president in 2008, the tweet appeared on KitchenAid’s official Twitter account, @KitchenAidUSA: “Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! ‘She died 3 days b4 he became president!” The outrage was almost immediate, with angry Twitter users threatening to boycott the Benton Harbor, Mich., company…”.* Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, and Ben Mankiewicz discuss on The Young Turks. *Read more here from Tiffany Hsu and Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times: Support The Young Turks by Subscribing Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: Buy TYT Merch: Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here:

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