Florida Walmart’s 9/11 Coke Display Sparks Outrage

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- People are furious after pictures of a Florida Walmart's 9/11-themed Coke display began to circulate on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Twitter user Shawn Richard Tweeted a picture of the display, which presented Coke Zero in place of Ground Zero and spurred thousands of angry retweets about the beverage company's marketing ploy.

“We stopped and stared at it like, oh my god,” Richard said, according to BuzzFeed News. “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.”

Orlando Weekly reports the display has been taken down and that Walmart initially approved the design.

In less than two days, the post has more than 2,492 retweets and 4,114 likes.

19 comments

    • Mike Haring

      Dinah, I assume you are a member of the dysfunctional GOP and simply repeating her OPPONENTS VIEW. Or do you actually something no one else knows. Do you know Hillary or are you a fiscal policy or foreign policy expert. Do you have anything of value to add other than simply repeating here OPPONENTS talking points.

      • Elora Emily Gayton

        Dinah, “Stupid people, getting upset over this; they need to pay attention to our real problem…Hillary is running for president.

        Mike, How about you learn how to spell and use capitalization? Plus, “Or do you actually something no one else knows.” Doesn’t make any sense, especially considering it’s a question ending with a period. If this is the intellectual level of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters, then y’all aren’t any better than Trump’s idiotic supporters.

    • Fedup (@Fedup_Dude)

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  • David Bennett

    Why are folks offended? Because Walmart used a soda display? Shouldn’t try to market soda on the memory of a national tragedy? I too think it pretty creative and a neat way to call attention to the “twin towers”. What would have been better…..just put a picture up, and fly the flag next to it!? Would it have been better if it was a beer display, ice cream cartons, frozen dinners!? What the heck was wrong with it. Put it back up Walmart!

    • Margie Herrera

      well said my good sir…I agree..The sad thing is i said in another comment to the haters… they probably didnt even know it was 9-11 until they saw the oh so horrifying display…put it BACK UP WALMART

    • Margie Herrera

      Im with you John…it made all these people who probably didnt even remember it untill they saw the shocking display at walmart….my god what has this world come to..no matter who is remembering it or putting a memorial up as such what does it matter…If Trump or Hillary had a commercial about it to help their campaign would you call them pigs too..jesus people.. Americans disappoint me every day… THATS WHATS SAD…Mike the english teacher, I hope i didnt erk you with the incorrect way of capitalizing and punctuation and so forth……aba dee aba dee aba dee thats all folks

  • FE LK Azevedo

    People make much ado about nothing! Maybe the news media should quit promoting the negative and start promoting the positive about people and patriotism! There was nothing wrong in using the cans of Zero to make a point about ground zero on 9-11 it was a day that went down in infamy and responded by our nation with the fury and might of our military in retaliation against terrorists! There should be moments of silence on 9-11 to remember those of all heritages who died on this day by the hands of cowards!

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