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11/11/2013 06:31 GMT | Updated 11/11/2013 06:57 GMT

Kellogg's Apologizes After Offering Vulnerable Children Breakfast In Exchange For Retweets

Kellogg's UK has been forced to apologise for the "wrong use of words" after posting a message on Twitter offering to give a vulnerable child breakfast each time the message was retweeted by a user.

In a message posted on Friday afternoon that sparked outrage from Twitter users, the cereal giant wrote: "1 RT = 1 breakfast for a vulnerable child".

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In response, Twitter users flocked to attack the "stupid" message.

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Others posted parodies of Kellogg's message, which aimed to promote its "Give A Child A Breakfast" campaign.

Kellogg's later deleted its message and posted an apology reading: "We want to apologise for the recent tweet, wrong use of words. It's deleted. We give funding to school breakfast clubs in vulnerable areas."

However, many user still were not appeased, as they insisted it was "lousy marketing".