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.