GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - The home appliance brand, KitchenAid, is reacting to an anti-President Obama tweet sent from its Twitter account.
The tweet was posted during the Presidential debate Wednesday night.
That's when a KitchenAid employee messaged the following from the company's official account: "Obama's Grandma even knew it was going to be bad! She died three days before he became President."
The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it went viral. The KitchenAid plant in Greenville employs more than 600 people.
We went there to speak with residents who have a great deal of pride in the company. All were displeased with the tweet.
"You know, my grandmother -- some of you know -- helped to raise me. My grandfather died a while back. My grandmother died three days before I was elected president," said President Barack Obama. It was around the time President Obama made that comment during the Presidential Debate that the tweet showed up on KitchenAid's official Twitter page.
It was quickly followed by an apology to President Obama, his family and everyone on Twitter, as well as an explanation from a KitchenAid spokesperson.
It said quote "It was carelessly sent in error by a member of our Twitter team who, needless to say, won't be tweeting for us anymore."
News of the tweet error has created a lot of negative feedback from even the biggest KitchenAid supporters.
"They employ hundreds of people in the county and its good for the community," said Gregg Blumenstock, Greenville resident.
Blumenstock has lived in Greenville his whole life and says regardless of his political views, he believe the tweet was in bad taste. "That's not good."
I caught up with Betty Gonzalez who also lives in Greenville right after she cast her early vote to re elect President Obama. She calls the tweet disappointing.
"Go back and look in the mirror and reflect on what poor of a decision that was," Gonzalez said.
We did contact KitchenAid's corporate offices and requested a phone interview. A spokesperson emailed me a statement similar to the comments made on its officials Twitter page.
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