SpaghettiOs: Sorry About That Pearl Harbor Tweet
Company removes upbeat memorial
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 7, 2013 5:19 PM CST
SpaghettiOs had an "uh-oh" moment.   (AP Photo/Campbell Soup Company)

(Newser) – Campbell's has apparently learned its lesson: A smiling noodle is not the way to commemorate a national tragedy. Today, Pearl Harbor's 72nd anniversary, the company's SpaghettiOs brand tweeted, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." Below those words: A big picture of the company mascot, looking cheerful with an American flag.

Twitter users weren't happy. "Understand your cartoon mascot is not an appropriate remembrance to 2,400 people killed," noted one. "This tweet will live in infamy," said another, per the Huffington Post. Apologizing, the company removed the tweet, Time reports. "We apologize for our recent tweet in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day. We meant to pay respect, not to offend," SpaghettiOs posted.

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Lou Bernardo
Dec 9, 2013 11:04 AM CST
I hope I never get so lonely that the label on a soup can offends me and I feel that I have to make it a national media protest.
Dec 8, 2013 1:16 PM CST
Good heavens. People will take offense at anything these days! Grow up people. The intent of the message was good. Their mascot is their mascot. #BabyPeople
Dec 8, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Twitter users are just a Buch of Cry Babies.