Campbell’s Soup apologizes for tasteless Pearl Harbor SpaghettiOs Tweet

By George Chidi
Saturday, December 7, 2013 18:24 EDT
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Uh oh, SpaghettiOs, indeed.

Campbell Soup Company apologized Saturday evening for an absurd Twitter post made Friday night tying its brand to the Pearl Harbor attacks of Dec. 7, 1941.

While the official Twitter account for the canned pasta has since removed the Tweet, the image has been preserved in Internet infamyand parody — across the Web.

The image of the SpaghettiOs smiling mascot holding a flag, asking people to “Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us” drew immediate criticism. The Associated Press reports that Campbell manages its Twitter account internally and does not use an PR firm for the task.

The Tweet went viral quickly and remained live for at least 12 hours, drawing attention from parodists and comedians.

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