Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs: Company Pulls Pearl Harbor Tweet

Says cartoon noodle holding American flag was meant to "pay respect"

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Corporations should know it’s best to leave American tragedies out of marketing promotions (see AT&T’s 9/11 blunder), but apparently Campbell’s soup brand SpagettiOs thought it would be okay honor the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor by featuring a cartoon noodle with its tongue hanging out, proudly holding the American flag. Good idea? Bad idea.

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Social media fired back with an outpour of criticism from folks who found the ad distasteful and disrespectful. The brand has since pulled the tweet and issued an apology.