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.
Is the flap over? While some remain offended, Twitter reaction now leans in favor of “nontroversy.”
@SpaghettiOs Accepted, thanks.
— Jef Poskanzer (@jefposk) December 7, 2013
@SpaghettiOs No need to apologize. Your intentions were noble. Thank you for remembering.
— Tim Masterson! (@TimJMasterson) December 7, 2013
— (((kalen))) (@kalenski) December 7, 2013
— Tim D Knight (@tim_knight) December 7, 2013
— Marissa Gomez (@ItsLikeMarissa) December 7, 2013
@SpaghettiOs it was tasteless can't imagine what you were thinking.
— patrick keyes (@pckeyes) December 7, 2013
It was good intentions at least RoboKat @AnnKateri04 @SpaghettiOs
— Gringo Suave ?? (@2009superglide) December 7, 2013
@ksnapp87 Highly insensitive image of a piece of pasta that SpaghettiOs used to memorialize Pearl Harbor. Now deleted
— Just Blum (@theblumandonly) December 7, 2013
— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) December 7, 2013
ProTip: @SpaghettiOs keep the marketing geared towards the kids & not on sacred days of remembrance! Thx for retract & apology.
— Techn0cratic™ ✊? #BLM! (@techn0cratic) December 7, 2013
I think I'm more offended by the fact @SpaghettiOs has over 11K followers.
— Sarah LaPolla (@sarahlapolla) December 7, 2013
Uh oh, SpaghettiOs:
.@SpaghettiOs Your apology will NOT be accepted unless it comes from the offending Spaghetti-O itself. HAND HIM OVER.
— Jim Gabriel (@flipyourface) December 7, 2013