SpaghettiOs’ Pearl Harbor tweet leaves a bad taste

The brand posted an image of its grinning mascot holding an American flag to commemorate the ‘day which will live in infamy.’

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Is a lobotomized squirrel running your social media? RT @SpaghettiOs Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us.

— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) December 7, 2013

Comedian Patton Oswalt was one of the key critics of the brand, tweeting jokes such as this one:

Dear @SpaghettiOs: Genuinely afraid to scroll back & see what you Tweeted on the 50th anniversary of JFKs assassination.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 7, 2013

SpaghettiOs deleted the tweet around midday Saturday, offering this apology tweet:

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