The Obama campaign touted its “Event Registry” as the way to show your love for Dear Leader, but brides are calling it “gross” and “tacky.”
So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook, Twitter and other networks have been a strong suit for the Obama campaign.
“The number of links and stories about the announcement is very low since the news went live on June 22,” said Meredith Klee, a spokeswoman for the social-media tracking firm Topsy.
Her site’s latest data show 1,137 posts on Twitter about the registry.
And only a few hundred links to the registry have been shared on Facebook — even though Obama has more than 27 million fans on the site, according to Topsy.
“It’s a gift that we can all appreciate — and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl,” said campaign staffer Laura Wilson while announcing the initiative.
The Obama campaign didn’t return requests for comment.
But wedding industry pros called the ploy tasteless and divisive.
Just like the president it’s supposed to support.