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Kenneth Cole's Egypt Tweet Is The Ultimate Social Networking Fail

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Fashion designer Kenneth Cole may need to take a college course on basic public relations after his disastrous comment on Twitter, which poked fun at the protests in Egypt. Kenneth Cole tweeted the following on Wednesday:

"Millions are in uproar in Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo"

Cole then felt the wrath of millions of ticked off people within hours and promptly took down the original tweet and apologized. But, anybody with half a brain knows his half-assed apology is as fake as the models who hawk his wares inside magazines. 

To quote comedian Lewis Black, "what the hell were you thinking" Kenneth Cole?" Cole's disastrous tweet joins the ranks of the best fails ever on Facebook and Twitter. Just think when one of your Facebook friends gets into a fight with their significant other and makes it public. That pales in comparison to this. For the founder and CEO of a major U.S. corporation to make light of a disastrous situation like the one in Egypt is akin to dropping an N-bomb live on national TV. It's THAT bad.

There isn't anything Kenneth Cole can do except hope people forget about this. I know I won't ever forget his act of stupidity.

Cole is now in exclusive company with the likes of Scott Baio and Gilbert Arenas with this gem of a tweet.

First up, there's Actor Scott Baio who just got done with his taxes and tweeted the following: @thescottbaio "Taxes are DONE…That should feed, house & provide medical for a few lazy non working people at my expense. Have a great Monday!"

NBA player Gilbert Arenas brought a firearm into a locker room and fired off the following tweet the next morning: @gilbertarenas "i wake up this morning and seen i was the new JOHN WAYNE. lmao media is too funny."

Many people in America forgive and eventually forget, so Cole has that on his side. Eventually the situation in Egypt will improve and Americans will turn their attention to something else.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com