Crass Move of the Day: Here Are Five Brands Trying to Take Advantage of 9/11 for Sales

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Crass Move of the Day: Here Are Five Brands Trying to Take Advantage of 9/11 for Sales
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Build-A-Bear's hastily-deleted tweet was just one of several brands caught in the act of turning one of the most deadly attacks on American soil into a chance to promote their #brand with #sales on Twitter. That doesn't even compare to these four though. Here's Intimacy Box, a lingerie company, who had the gumption to even get the date of the attack wrong:



CVS couldn't resist slapping their corporate logo on their sentimentality (via Seth Fiegerman):



Of course, what better way to think about and honor 9/11 than from a company that makes prosthetic fappable lady-bits:



And finally, here's a series of tweets (via Brandon Wall) from a Bikram Yoga studio in Arlington, VA:



Bikram Yoga eventually apologized for any insensitivity, but not before laying down the Loose Change conspiracy nonsense and a healthy lack of Basic Human Dignity.

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day
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Oh, wow -- a school district in El Paso, TX, is investigating after a fourth grader reported to mom that her teacher forced the class to draw graphic images of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

"We had to draw the boom cloud and the planes hitting and people jumping out of windows," mom Ivie Gremillion said her daughter told her. "That's something that kids should get in trouble for drawing. That's people being murdered, people committing suicide."

The drawings depict stick figures falling from the burning buildings with speech bubbles that read "help" and "I love you."

Even worse, Gremillion's husband is headed to Afghanistan in the next few months, and she says her daughter is convinced he's going to die because the teacher said that "the Afghans did this because they hate all of us and they want to kill all of us."

The school district has apologized to parents and promises to resolve the matter asap.

[nydn]

September 11 Musical Tribute of the Day

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To celebrate Lower Manhattan on the anniversary of September 11, the guys at CDZA turned the streets into song.

Awesome as usual.

[cdza]