The Weirdest Pearl Harbor Tribute You’ll See All Weekend

Saturday is the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the surprise strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy, which left more than 2,400 Americans dead and forced the United States to enter World War II.

This is how the SpaghettiOs Twitter feed marked the occasion:

SpaghettiOs Pearl Harbor anniversary tweet


Weird, right? For what it’s worth, @SpaghettiOs celebrated Thanksgiving in a far more tasteful manner.

The Campbell Soup Company did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the backlash to this bizarre canned-spaghetti-product Pearl Harbor tweet.

UPDATE: On Saturday, a spokeswoman for Campbell’s emailed Mother Jones the following statement:

We apologize for our recent Tweet as we meant no harm and felt it was best to remove it from Twitter.

@SpaghettiOs also tweeted this:



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