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Too Soon, AT&T, Really Though, Come On You Guys (Offensive 9/11 Ad)

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So, yeah. We all know what day it is. And twelve years after the fact, people and organizations are still just not getting it. We almost went the whole day without any inappropriate 9/11 ads, spots, references, etc., until we caught this ridiculous nugget circulating around social media.

This year the outlandishly insensitive award for poorest taste on the anniversary of September 11 goes to the second biggest U.S. telecomm company, AT&T.Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 2.46.27 PM

And where it was on Facebook now looks like this:

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Likewise for their Instagram page:

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 2.45.56 PMOne of those head-in-hand moments, isn’t it? The advertisement caused quite an uproar, especially on Twitter. Check out all the hate-tweets in the company’s direction for yourself. Since being taken down, AT&T tweeted the message below.Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 2.45.43 PMCompanies everywhere, use this as a lesson. Please don’t use tragedies to sell products or services. It’s in poor taste, it’s offensive and it ultimately makes consumers want to not support your business. (And you look like a bunch of d-bags.)

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