Let me ask quick question here, when is it that we stopped taking expectations into account judging the actions of low level discount department stores in Florida? I know it's insanely disingenuous to use the most deadly terrorist attack in the history of the United States to peddle soda at a reduced rate. Still, considering the fact that we are talking about Walmart, that representation isn't half bad. The towers? The American flag complete with stars and stripes? Even the neighboring buildings below? If you just ignore the fact that this is just a cheap gimmick to sell soft drinks then it's actually a rather commendable portrayal. Sure, when I first saw the tweet I cringed, but when I found out where the picture was taken I was pleasantly surprised. I'm honestly impressed that Walmart put time and effort into creating their own 9/11 memorial so I can't - in good conscience - get upset with the tone deaf manner in which they did so. Is it weird that a multinational brand like 'Coke' wanted to associate themselves with something that was sure to be looked at as underhanded honoring of those innocent people that tragically passed away on that fateful September morning? Absolutely. However, I'll be damned if I am going to let a place that prides itself on socially unacceptable clientele take the fall for trying to give them something nice to look at for once. Especially when it required them stepping out of their comfort zone to make sure things were put in the right place.
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