facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

KitchenAid apologizes for Obama tweet

Oct. 4, 2012 at 8:02 AM   |   Comments

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- KitchenAid issued an apology about a controversial message sent from its official Twitter account about U.S. President Barack Obama's dead grandmother.

The tweet, posted during Wednesday night's presidential debate read: "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president.' "

Obama mentioned his grandmother during the debate while discussing the importance of Medicare and Social Security, CNN reported Thursday.

"You know, my grandmother -- some of you know -- helped to raise me," Obama said. "My grandfather died a while back. My grandmother died three days before I was elected president. And she was fiercely independent. She worked her way up, only had a high school education, started as a secretary, ended up being the vice president of a local bank. And she ended up living alone by choice and the reason she could be independent was because of Social Security and Medicare."

The home appliance brand said the person who wrote the tweet on behalf of the St. Joseph, Mich., company will "no longer be tweeting for us."


Topics: Barack Obama
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin
2
China overhauls legal system, at least on paper China overhauls legal system, at least on paper
3
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
4
Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country
5
NATO intercepts Russian spy plane NATO intercepts Russian spy plane
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback