Politics

KitchenAid Tweets Offensive Remark About Pres. Obama's Grandmother

| by Michael Allen

The Twitter account of KitchenAid posted an offensive tweet about President Obama’s deceased grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, during the first presidential debate last night, reports TheGrio.com.

Pres. Obama mentioned Dunham, who died in November 2008, during the debate: “You know, my grandmother, some of you know, helped to raise me. My grandparents did. My grandfather died a while back. My grandmother died three days before I was elected president.”

That is when the offensive tweet was posted on the KitchenAid profile page: "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! She died 3days b4 he became president. #nbcpolitics."

KitchenAid eventually deleted the tweet, but it was retweeted hundreds of times.

Cynthia Soledad, a representative for KitchenAid, told Mashable.com: "During the debate tonight, a member of our Twitter team mistakenly posted an offensive tweet from the KitchenAid handle instead of a personal handle. The tasteless joke in no way represents our values at KitchenAid, and that person won’t be tweeting for us anymore."

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