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Famous Fashion Designer Gets Slammed for Controversial 'Boots on the Ground' Syria Tweet

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"No one could be this stupid twice."

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole attends the 2nd Annual generationCURE Solstice Benefiting amfAR at STK Rooftop on June 11, 2013 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images

Kenneth Cole, a famous New York fashion designer, is under fire for seemingly using the deadly Syria conflict to sell footwear.

Referencing potential U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, Cole tweeted: "'Boots on the ground' or not, let's not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers." He also included the friendly #Footwear hashtag.

(Twitter)

The response to the fashion designer's tweet was overwhelmingly critical. Many Twitter users also pointed out that Cole also joked about increasingly chaotic protests in Egypt to promote his new spring collection in 2011.

Here are a few of the many responses:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/mcbyrne/status/375701366796476416"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/ToddRBailey/status/375677437667209216"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/PaulinePR/status/375676440575893504"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/dryan/status/375700469886095360"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/375700781384888321"]

 

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