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KitchenAid apologizes for tweet insulting Obama

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-04 11:12:14-04

By CNN Political Unit

(CNN) – The home appliance brand KitchenAid apologized Wednesday evening for a political tweet sent out from it’s official account during the presidential debate.

The tweet has been removed but at least a dozen retweets of the post showed it read, “Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! ‘She died 3 days b4 he became president.'”

The company apologized in a later post from the same account.

“Deepest apologies for an irresponsible tweet that is in no way a representation of the brand’s opinion,” the tweet read in part.

The original post would have been in reference to a comment President Barack Obama made during the debate as he spoke about the importance of programs such as Medicare and Social Security.

“You know, my grandmother — some of you know — helped to raise me,” Obama said. My grandfather died a while back. My grandmother died three days before I was elected president. And she was fiercely independent. She worked her way up, only had a high school education, started as a secretary, ended up being the vice president of a local bank. And she ended up living alone by choice.”

“And the reason she could be independent was because of Social Security and Medicare,” he continued.

KitchenAid offered no further explanation of how the tweet ended up on their company account.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.