9/11: A day for remembrance, prayer and resolve. Oh, and product placement, natch.
The AT&T tweet is gone, but say it with us: Twitchy is forever.
— Chris Moody (@moody) September 11, 2013
— Lauren Indvik (@laureni) September 11, 2013
@ATT How dare you?! You're using this tragedy to ADVERTISE? GFY.
— Joe Manna (@JoeManna) September 11, 2013
— Kent German (@KentGerman) September 11, 2013
@ATT You're doing it very, very wrong.
— EMey (@emeyerson) September 11, 2013
After a flood of criticism, AT&T issued a douche-pology. The company is sorry if you were offended.
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
It’s quite a day for hole-digging non-apology apologies.
@ATT this is what we call a ‘fauxpology’
— bunnyhero (@bunnyhero) September 11, 2013
Is anyone buying the explanation?
@ATT uhh if that was what it was "solely meant to" do then why is there a phone in it. like. come on.
— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) 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 J Negri (@RyanNegri) September 11, 2013
.@ATT No, the post was intended to show that you sell phones.
— Michael Futter (@Futterish) September 11, 2013
— Angie Cochrane (@adcochrane3) September 11, 2013