SpaghettiOs removes Pearl Harbor memorial
December 9 , 2013
Campbell has learned that a smiling noodle is not an appropriate way to commemorate a national tragedy. On the day of the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the company's brand called SpaghettiOs tweeted, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." Along with the tweet was a picture of the cheerful company mascot with an American flag.
Many Twitter users criticized the way Campbell remembered the tragic incident, which took the lives of 2,400 people. "This tweet will live in infamy," one of them said.
SpaghettiOs apologized for the tweet and removed it saying that it didn't mean to offend but to pay respect.