Just days ago, we thought that Walmart set the record for the most tasteless 9/11 ad ever.
There’s nothing wrong with having some sort of special offering on 9/11, but presentation is key when it comes to such a sensitive anniversery. At Walmart, they chose a different route at honoring the fallen on 9/11, and they’re a bit more blatant in their marketing strategy.
Twitter user Shawn Richard Tweeted a picture of the display, which presented Coke Zero in place of Ground Zero and spurred thousands of angry retweets about the company’s marketing ploy.
Florida c’mon man pic.twitter.com/HU4y2rxgFG
— Shawn (@online_shawn) September 6, 2016
Yikes. Obviously not the most tasteful way they could’ve done it (and they did end up apologizing for and removing the display). Never did we think that would be topped in just a matter of days. As the Young Cons just reported, “A mattress store put out this “Twin Tower” sale ad, attempting to capitalize on the upcoming 15th anniversary of the day we went to war with radical Islam.”
The video shows two men asking a woman about a “Twin Towers” sale. She opens her arms, pushing both men backward into two stacks of mattresses, knocking them over. She says: “We’ll never forget.”
Here we go again? Here’s video below:
Who is their target audience, closet terrorist sympathizers?
Relatively quickly it was reported that “The owner of mattress company in Texas has apologized for a “tasteless” advertisement promoting a 9/11 anniversary sale featuring a woman screaming as two towers of mattresses fall to the ground.”
The owner of the store (called Miracle Mattress), Mike Bonanno apologized Thursday, saying the online ad was produced without his knowledge by employees in San Antonio. Hopefully this is true, because no reasonable business owner would approve something of this nature.
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