‘Boots on the ground, let’s not forget sandals, pumps and loafers’: Designer Kenneth Cole faces backlash for tweeting ‘sick’ joke about US troops in Syria
Kenneth Cole has been accused of ‘mocking war to sell fashion’ after the designer posted a tweet making light of the U.S. government’s decision to take military action in Syria.
‘”Boots on the ground” or not, let’s not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers. #Footwear,’ the designer tweeted this afternoon.
The phrase ‘boots on the ground’ is used by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in regards to the controversial deployment of American troops on Syrian soil.
Hundreds of Twitter users angered by the designer’s statement are taking are no-holds-barred approach with their recriminations, labeling the tweet ‘awful’ and ‘insensitive’.