AT&T Receiving Backlash for Memorial Day Photo

On this Memorial Day, Newsfeeds on every form of social media are filled with tributes to those we lost 12 years ago. AT&T tried to pay tribute in their own fashion, and a majority of the Internet found their post tasteless.

They tweeted this photo this morning:

They immediately removed it after backlash from twitter users, with an apology stating:

We apologize to anyone who felt our post was in poor taste. The image was solely meant to pay respect to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy. — AT&T (@ATT) September 11, 2013

They also posted it to Facebook and Instagram, but both posts were deleted as well.

NATION Do you find the post tasteless or harmless?

AT&T Receiving Backlash for Memorial Day Photo

On this Memorial Day, Newsfeeds on every form of social media are filled with tributes to those we lost 12 years ago. AT&T tried to pay tribute in their own fashion, and a majority of the Internet found their post tasteless.

They tweeted this photo this morning:
Screen shot 2013-09-11 at 11.05.07 AM
They immediately removed it after backlash from twitter users, with an apology stating:
They also posted it to Facebook and Instagram, but both posts were deleted as well.

NATION Do you find the post tasteless or harmless?

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  1. sarazeee reblogged this from sandraminde
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  3. embracingtherain answered: Harmless.
  4. sophiemonzter answered: This picture is basically an expression of society today. It’s harmless.
  5. thewillowweepsforme reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    I don’t see why people were so upset…
  6. supersassywench answered: Harmless, lightenup people.
  7. bilbo-tbaggins answered: I don’t see anything offensive about this picture,I think it shows that even in a new age people won’t forget.
  8. mattstartsomething answered: doesn’t look too harmful to me. I think I can see how people found it to be, though.
  9. mfs-hiro reblogged this from vitalmaterial and added:
    People are so concerned about being politically correct that they don’t realize not caring about what happened 12 years...
  10. yawnekxela reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    How is it tasteless?
  11. evaporaptor answered: i dont see how its a problem…
  12. thekonietzkystrain answered: AT&T is one of the worse companies around… why is ANYONE surprised at this tasteless ad?!?
  13. itsbribriii answered: there’s no branding anywhere on the photo so i don’t see it as tasteless.
  14. vitalmaterial reblogged this from 93-0202
  15. pitches-love-vibrato answered: I don’t see this as tasteless at all. There isn’t any branding on the photo so it isn’t as if they’re trying to use this to make money.
  16. themisadventuresof1toomany answered: why is this tasteless? most of you guys in the area would do this anyways
  17. 93-0202 reblogged this from yourwickedways
  18. bigmandude550 answered: If an individual did this on their own, it would be cool. As it is, ATT made an advertisement based off a national tragedy profiting from it
  19. longlivevoxpopuli answered: No what is the problem?
  20. yourwickedways reblogged this from sourcefed
  21. cassidillaaa answered: I don’t get how it’s tasteless?
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