With his Syria-related tweet earlier today, #footwear king Kenneth Cole pissed off a lot of people, much like that other time in 2011 he pissed off a lot of people with a similar shoe/war-related tweet.

He responded to the new criticism via an Instagram "you're welcome, everyone."

"I've always used my platform to provoke dialogue about important issues,including HIV AIDS, war and homelessness. I'm well aware of the risks that come with this approach, and if this encourages further awareness and discussion of critical issues, then all the better."

[via @kennethcole/Instagram]

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