Well. We certainly didn’t expect to spend the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor writing about SpaghettiOs. But as Twitchy reported, SpaghettiOs’ remembrance tweet featuring the company’s grinning mascot inspired a flood of criticism, as well as backlash against the backlash.

Here’s the tweet that caused the stir.

http://twitter.com/#!/SpaghettiOs/status/409162874184298496

spaghettiOs-pearl-harbor

Is the flap over? While some remain offended, Twitter reaction now leans in favor of “nontroversy.”

https://twitter.com/Agent_Zeero/status/409367324005642240

Uh oh, SpaghettiOs:

Moving on:

Forget SpaghettiOs: Here’s a much better use of social media on #PearlHarbor72.