Walmart is under fire for using packages of soda cans as a tribute to 9-11 ahead of the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the US.
“We stopped and stared at it like, oh my god,” Richard told BuzzFeed News, which first reported on the display. “Nobody seemed to be noticing it, it wasn’t very crowded, and I got the feeling that it had just been assembled. So we took some pics and went on our way.”
Florida c’mon man pic.twitter.com/HU4y2rxgFG
— Shawn (@online_shawn) September 6, 2016
A printed sign hangs above the display advertising Walmart’s rollback prices for the soft drinks. Another sign hanging above the display reads “We will never forget” with a photo of the twin towers and the logos for Walmart and Coca-Cola.
All of the sodas that are part of the display are Coca-Cola products. Coca-Cola and Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The display was criticised on Twitter as insensitive and exploitive.
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