Some Advertisers Have No Decency, Using 9/11 to Sell

OK.  So we've had Honey Boo Boo and her disgusting wedding special last night. And then there's any number of rappers and hip hop artists who spout trash about women. But when bad taste comes to tragedy, it's the most heinous of all

Check out these ads tied to 9/11, as reported by smartplanet.com:  At&T's mobile phone with the picture of the Twin Towers on it (though the company quickly apologized).  A Marriott Hotel advertising "“In remembrance of those we lost on 9/11 the hotel will provide complimentary coffee and mini muffins from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.”  (the hotel chain took the ad down within two hours).  And you're not going to believe this, but a company, Genco Peptides, offered discounts of 29.96% based on the number of people who died in the attacks (2,996), smartplanet.com recounts.

I said, "Oh my God," when I saw it.

But reprehensible as it was, they weren't alone. The Web site notes all the ads on Twitter, "offering 9/11-inspired discounts on everything from tanning and golf memberships to hunting supplies, protein supplements and glow shirts."

And yahoo.com tells of a golf course in Wisconsin that dangled "nine holes for $9.11 on 9/11."

I guess it was only a matter of time. 

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