By Paul Pannone
Freedom of speech and now freedom of Tweets is a wonderful thing but with the freedom comes responsibility. Of course no one has the right to silence another or even tell them what to say. But it seems inappropriate to be talking about anything commercial while people’s lives are ruined by one of the worst storms to devastate the east coast.
We doubt that people devastated by the impact of this week’s storm care about A-line bodices.
In the midst of the storm, Alfred Angelo tweeted:
The newest wedding trend is in–Asymmetrical bodices! They are the perfect combination of elegance and fun. See them at alfredangelo.com
The tweet seemed random, awkward and out-of-place for the moment and brought criticism from members of the Wedding business, including the Wedding Water Cooler group. One Coolie summed the tweet up by saying:
“As I sit in my living room with my firewood and my pet, watching the trees sway and hoping none fall on my house (like the huge one that took out half my yard last winter) – and my husband texts me to tell me that the roads are flooded in downtown DC…and to call my mom to see if she is OK…. I think…. Damn, A-symmetrical is SO LAST SEASON. Let’s get with the program. Power is on for now, and so is the internet. The only thing that would explain that post is that the person that wrote it, must be in China.”
Other members of the group including competitors of Alfred Angelo could only shake their heads in disgust.
Angelo’s Tweet stood out among other trite posts and e-mail blasts promoting cheesy, upcoming “Hollywood” shows and look at ME, ME, ME, posts wanting attention. To single out Alfred Angelo seems unfair. But given the circumstances and devastation all around us this week it’s no more unfair than the millions of people who are sitting in the dark or who’ve lost homes and even worse, loved-ones; that is unfair.
So far we have received no response to our criticism from Alfred Angelo.
What do you think? Is tweeting and posting as usual during a horrific event right?
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