AT&T’s 9/11 Tweet – Do You Have a Problem with It? [POLL]
There has been a lot of discussion over a tweet picture that AT&T sent out in support of those who lost their lives on 9/11. Since then, there has been an outcry of people who are upset with the company because many felt it was inappropriate. A screenshot is below:
AT&T has since changed the photo and put up this message on their Twitter account:
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
Although they apologized, many on social media were still not satisfied. You can see some of the reaction below:
@ATT And instead you put the focus on a smartphone…not the memorial itself, awesome!
— David (@davidj) September 11, 2013
@ATT The apology is somehow more insulting.
— Gourmet Spud (@gourmetspud) September 11, 2013
@ATT This is like a sandwich shop going to a high school car accident funeral holding a sign 'Sorry your kids are dead! EAT AT JOE'S!'
— Troy Blackford (@TBlackford3) September 11, 2013
@ATT this is what we call a ‘fauxpology’
— bunnyhero (@bunnyhero) September 11, 2013
@ATT "solely meant" while you put your marketing brand on it. Right.
— caylen (@caylenb) September 11, 2013
.@ATT It's even worse to lie about the reasoning behind it. It was not "Solely" meant to do anything but promote yourself tastelessly.
— Ryan Negri (@RyanNegri) September 11, 2013
What do you think? Do you think it was really offensive or was it just meant to send a message of support on what is a very tough day for many people? Take our poll below.