TODAY   |  September 06, 2013

Kenneth Cole responds to controversial tweet

The designer sparked some outrage when he tweeted that “boots on the ground” in Syria or not, we shouldn’t forget about other footwear fashions. Cole has now released a video saying that he uses his platform to “provoke dialogue about important issues.”

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>> homelessness. if this encourages further discussion about political issues then all the better.

>> so no apology there from kenneth cole . in 2011 he made a similar tweet about egypt. he said there are millions on the streets looking for the new collection online of kenneth cole .

>> well, it's interesting. they have these provocative ad campaigns. he wants to stir debate about political issues but in this case it's footwear.

>> he is facing the music and response about whether people like what he said or not.

>> we want to know what you think about that. let us know what you think about kenneth cole and that