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KitchenAid Mistakenly Tweets Joke About Obama's Dead Grandmother During Debate...

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Oh, this is bad. During tonight's presidential debate, KitchenAid posted a nasty and poorly spelled comment on its Twitter feed about President Obama's grandmother, who died shortly before he took office. The full tweet from @KitchenAidUSA, while quickly deleted, was rapidly retweeted by many (such as Heather Spohr, shown below) who saw it appear during the debate. It read: "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president,' " along with the #nbcpolitics hashtag. Shortly after deleting the post, the brand tried to limit the collateral damage with a commendable amount of rapid transparency: "Deepest apologies for an irresponsible tweet that is in no way a representation of the brand's opinion. #nbcpolitics." Obviously, it's going to be a bad Thursday for somebody who forgot to log out of a client account, and probably a bad Thursday for quite a few somebodies that gave said employee the keys. Read more at AdWeek...

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