KitchenAid Didn’t Mean to Joke About Obama’s Dead Grandma

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During Wednesday night's debate, KitchenAid took a surprisingly political stance, Tweeting, “Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! ‘She died 3 days b4 he became president’. #nbcpolitics.” The Tweet was quickly deleted and multiple apologies were issued. A company representative then explained to Mashable that cracking jokes about politicians' deceased family members isn't part of some new effort to make mixers seem more edgy. “During the debate tonight, a member of our Twitter team mistakenly posted an offensive tweet from the KitchenAid handle instead of a personal handle," said Cynthia Soledad. "The tasteless joke in no way represents our values at KitchenAid, and that person won’t be tweeting for us anymore." Is it so hard to check the account before sharing controversial political opinions on Twitter? Since it happened to Microsoft just a week ago, apparently yes.