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Ken Bone Reveals The True Story Behind His Iconic Red Sweater

It was his ‘plan B’ after an embarrassing accident.

Many of history’s most iconic fashion moments actually happened by accident. It’s believed that Michael Jackson wore one sequined glove to cover up skin discoloration caused by vitiligo. Actress Veronica Lake’s peek-a-boo hair do took America by storm after her hair accidentally fell in her face during a take. Now, CNN has reported that last night’s presidential debate hero, Ken Bone, chose to wear his iconic red sweater after an embarassing accident.


Last night’s town hall debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton was tense and ugly. Donald Trump responded to allegations of sexual misconduct and leered over Clinton’s shoulders while she talked about her deleted emails for the umpteenth time. But the mudslinging finally subsided when undecided voter Ken Bone of Shiloh, Illinois asked the candidates an important question about the environment. “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?” Bone asked.

Bone’s midwestern charm, bright-red sweater, and disposable camera had the Internet buzzing last night. So this morning on CNN, an anchor asked Bone about his famous sweater and he revealed that it wasn’t his first choice. Bone originally wanted to wear a “really nice olive suit” that his “mother would have been very proud to see me wearing on television.” But while getting in his car to drive to the debate, he split his pants and was forced wo wear his red sweater as a “plan B.”

Here’s Bone savoring the moment with his disposable camera.

You too can be Ken Bone.

Ken has even inspired a song.