With 9/11 fast approaching we are starting to see all sorts of memorials and remembrances of that terrible day in American history.
Unfortunately, commercializing your remembrance using soda products that you are selling is probably not the best way to honor the fallen.
This is something the Walmart in Panama City Beach, Florida found out the hard way when they created this monstrosity…
Florida c’mon man pic.twitter.com/HU4y2rxgFG
— Shawn (@online_shawn) September 6, 2016
C’mon, Florida, indeed. Even the banner has the logos of both Coca-Cola as well as Walmart on it as if the can display wasn’t callous enough. A Walmart spokesperson promised that the display would be removed.
Charles Crowson, a spokesman for Walmart, told Orlando Weekly that the 9/11 display, which was located inside a Panama City Walmart, is currently being taken down.
Crowson also let us know that Coke typically approaches Walmart with display ideas, and they either approve or deny it. In this case, Walmart approved the 9/11 display.
Needless to say, in this day and age of social media, people were quick to express their displeasure.
This is THE ultimate in brand 9/11 cash-in tackiness and nothing will ever ever ever top it https://t.co/3VWNTcKfmx
— Natasha Daly (@natashaldaly) September 7, 2016
We will never forget……THESE GREAT ROLLBACK PRICES YALL! https://t.co/p4asAkAHlf
— Ben S.(uperhoo) (@The_Superhoo) September 7, 2016
@online_shawn Is that real?! Dear God, tell me that isn’t real.
— Vagenda of Manocide (@librarianatrix) September 7, 2016
Crass commercialization. The Simpsons foretold this, but it has turned out worse. pic.twitter.com/FjhlWvzWjT
— John Henry Holliday (@DocH1887) September 6, 2016
This article originally appeared on BroBible.