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KitchenAid Tweets Bad Taste Joke About President Obama’s Deceased Grandma!

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Oct. 4 2012, Published 8:30 a.m. ET

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By Jon Boon - Reporter

Home appliance brand KitchenAid have had to issue several groveling apologies after posting a crude joke about President Barack Obama’s deceased grandmother on their Twitter page, is reporting.

The company, famed for their brightly colored stand food mixers, took to their corporate account during last night’s presidential debate to tweet: “Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president #nbcpolitics.”

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The badly timed and unfunny put down was a reference to Obama’s beloved grandmother, Madelyn Dunham who passed away at 86 - just before he was elected and thus wasn’t able to see her grandson’s historical moment.

Realizing their pun was in bad taste, KitchenAid deleted the tweet but that didn’t stop some of their followers from sharing the post.

KitchenAid then immediately posted an apology: “Deepest apologies for an irresponsible tweet that is in no way a representation of the brand's opinion. #nbcpolitics.”

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And KitchenAid’s director of marketing, Cynthia Soledad has since released a statement to CNN. It read: “During the debate tonight, a member of our Twitter team mistakenly posted an offensive tweet from the KitchenAid handle instead of a personal handle.

"The tasteless joke in no way represents our values at KitchenAid, and that person won't be tweeting for us anymore.”

Since then, they’ve continued to back pedal tweeting: “I would like to personally apologize to President @BarackObama, his family and everyone on Twitter for the offensive tweet sent earlier.”

So far, President Obama has yet to comment on the whole affair, but he’s probably got more important things on his plate right now!


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