KitchenAid apologizes for dead grandma Obama debate Tweet

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Barack Obama with his grandparents, Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham in New York City, during a visit with Obama, who was a student at Columbia University.
Barack Obama with his grandparents, Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham in New York City, during a visit with Obama, who was a student at Columbia University.

KitchenAid, famous for its mixers, is learning the hard way that politics and social media don’t mix to the benefit of their famous home appliance brand.

During last night’s presidential debate, a staffer tweeted in response to a reference President Barack Obama made about his grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, who died just two days before Obama was elected president in 2008: 

KitchenAid apologizes for dead grandma Obama debate Tweet

The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it was retweeted and grabbed as a screenshot.  

KitchenAid’s senior director of marketing Cynthia Soledad followed up with a series of apologetic tweets:

 

 

“I would like to personally apologize to President Barack Obama, his family and everyone on Twitter for the offensive tweet sent earlier,” Soledad continued.  ”It was carelessly sent in error by a member of our Twitter team who, needless to say, won’t be tweeting for us anymore.  That said, I take full responsibility for my team. Thank you for hearing me out.”

There are no additional details on what happened to the staffer. 

KitchenAid apologizes for dead grandma Obama debate Tweet

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