Carmel Car Service blasted a “disgusting” 9/11 ad featuring Twin Towers to promote a coupon offer
A LIMO rental service in New York was slammed for using 9/11 images to advertise a discount coupon.
Carmel Car and Limousine Service sent out an email to promote a 9/11 campaign.
But the post was slammed online by users who accused the transport company of trying to cash in on a national tragedy.
Journalist Anthony DiLorenzo tweeted took out the ad and suggested it was a “cheap marketing ploy”.
One Twitter user branded the stunt “disgusting,” while another added, “Big and that Day should NEVER be used in any tagging or advertising campaign of any kind.”
It’s not the first time the company has caused controversy with 9/11 ads.
Philip Bump, Washington Post correspondent tweeted another 9/11 promo from an email list in 2018.
Carmel’s latest promo reads, “NEVER FORGET. 9/11/2001.
“Carmel’s great service is available in over 300 cities around the world. Let Carmel take care of all your transportation needs!”
The ad’s coupon offers customers a $5 discount.
Carmel’s 9/11 ad is just the latest ad with controversial content.
A Carmel commercially from 2019 shows a customer being driven through a women’s rally for equal pay.
The customer sitting in the back of the car says sarcastically, “You know what, don’t honk, I’m a white cisgender male; I don’t want to trigger them with my presence, so just drive through.”
The US Sun asked Carmel Car and Limousine Service for comment on their 9/11 ad.
Carmel’s CEO, Avik Kabessa, said: “It [the promotion] are not from a place of benefit and we understand those who may find this inappropriate.
“We’ll take it [the advertisement] under consultation. Carmel cares deeply about New York and wants people to know that.”
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