by Ed Zitron
Normal human beings would know that it is crass and disgusting to try and take advantage of any tragedy. However, there're people on social media who either A) don't care or B) don't have the self-awareness to not tie their product or service to, for example, September 11th.
Thanks to intrepid Twitter user and DevOps thought leader Jon Hendren, we can all see just how awful the world is, live on social media.
Your Dog Can Benefit From September 11th.
Your Pet is a Patriot TOO! Use coupon code- tbark -during checkout and save 10%! Patriot Flags pic.twitter.com/vNbWbkr9LR— Barker's Closet (@DOGBANDANAS) September 11, 2014
You can get a shitty t-shirt on September 11th
9/11 SALE. ENTER CODE "UNITED" FOR 50% OFF EVERYTHING. http://t.co/iPUVi6oI0f— marlee (@Marlee_SH) September 11, 2014
You can get some craft stuff cheaper because of September 11th
**ONE DAY SALE** In honor of 9-11-01, the reversible Americana/Harvest decor boards will be $10/each TODAY ONLY.... http://t.co/0i1BIK3yRO— Crafty Inspirations (@kc_inspirations) September 11, 2014
You can get a cheaper burger because of September 11th
In remembrance of 9/11 we honor CLT Firefighters, Police & First Responders. Those serving enjoy 25% OFF Today - pic.twitter.com/N8U0IENxVG— Bad Daddy's Burger (@BadDaddysBurger) September 11, 2014
You can get safety equiptment because of September 11th
In remembrance of 9/11 $20 OFF USA made Double H boots. Sale ending 9/13/14. Tillmans corner location… http://t.co/uFpuYqoNPl— SafetyWearHouse (@SafetyWearHouse) September 11, 2014
You can get some clothes because of September 11th
9/11/01 Never Forget. Come check us out today 🌟 Back to school SALE Going on NOW. Buy One Get one… http://t.co/e2YYNporGn— ALLSTAR APPAREL (@ALLSTARNEWHAVEN) September 11, 2014
You can get some weird erotic shit cheaper because of September 11
Hart's Desires For Sale today 9/11/14 Free Shipping 301-516-9898 @ Harts Desires Inc. http://t.co/eShw1hbWl7— Harts Desires (@HARTSDESIRES) September 11, 2014
You can get some nutritional crap cheaper or something because of September 11th
In honor of today, the 13th anniversary of 9/11, Nutrishop Davis will offer 20% off on non sale items.… http://t.co/HfqMe8lq8u— NutrishopDavis (@NutrishopDavis) September 11, 2014
Twitter is terrible.
Reader and person-with-the-best-name-ever Constantine Von Hoffman sent in an ADDITIONAL terrible tweet from sexy toy manufacturer Fleshlight.
While hardly as bad as profiteering off of September 11th, there is really no reason for Fleshlight to break its rich tapestry of "we make a thing to put your penis in" to remind us of September 11th. It seems mercenary.