Less than twelve hours after Kenneth Cole was scolded by the entire Internet for tastelessly using the Egypt revolution to promote his new spring collection, somebody in San Francisco emblazoned his infamous tweet on the side of a Kenneth Cole outlet. Come on, New York, why does San Francisco always win the "Who's More Down on the Man" pissing contest? We're three hours ahead of those hippies, and still no Keffiyeh-wearing bike messenger from Bushwick has lobbed a King Tut paperweight through a Kenneth Cole window? Do we have to fan the flames of every fauxtrage ourselves?
For the record, Cole has apologized for the tweet, writing on Facebook, "I apologize to everyone who was offended by my insensitive tweet about the situation in Egypt. I’ve dedicated my life to raising awareness about serious social issues, and in hindsight my attempt at humor regarding a nation liberating themselves against oppression was poorly timed and absolutely inappropriate." (First comment: "You are an asshole! No excuses!")
And so Kenneth Cole's Cairo Twitgate rages on! Or does it? SFist called up the vandalized retail outlet for a comment, and was told by a curt saleswoman, "There is no story." Well, that settles that!