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Kenneth Cole Jokes Around About Egypt's Pro-Democracy Protests

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When one of the most populous nations in the world is in the throes of a democratic revolution, when millions of educated young people in a country have taken to the streets, rising up against 30 years of oppression by a corrupt, near-dictatorial regime, the day after hordes of thugs are sent into Tahrir (Liberation) Square to shoot, maim, and kill peaceful protesters, and human rights watchers are pegging the death toll as high as 300, is this really necessary and/or appropriate, Kenneth Cole?

We're calling this out as a #fashionfail.
· @kennethcole [Twitter]