A Texas mattress company created an ad that’s been widely criticized on social media.
Miracle Mattress in San Antonio shared a disrespectful advertisement promoting an upcoming “Twin Tower Sale.”
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In the 21-second video, employees can be seen promoting the sale while standing in front of tower-like displays with an American flag at the top of the mattresses. However, the video gets worse when the two men fall backward onto the mattresses, causing them to fall over.
This is Miracle Mattress, located here in San Antonio, their idea of a good promotion video. It is disgusting and disrespectful. Their "apology" was also a joke.Posted by Jenée Lewis on Thursday, September 8, 2016
“What better way to remember 9/11 than with a ‘Twin Tower Sale.’ Right now, you (buy) can any size mattress for a twin price,” the store manager Cherise Bonanno said.
She ended the video saying, “We’ll never forget.”
According to The Dallas Morning News, the store also tweeted about their sale on Wednesday evening.
The owner of Miracle Mattress shared an apology to Facebook about the video:
The store also posted this status update:
According to KENS 5, the store also posted this statement to Facebook:
To all of those who have seen our 9/11 sale. We are very sorry we have offended you. Our intentions were not to hurt anyone at all. Our staff is full of military and some relatives have passed away due to 9/11. We are promoters of peace and love. We have given abundantly to our community here in San Antonio and wish to remain known as a company who respects and loves others. We hope you find it in your hearts to forgive us. Please accept our apology.
Hundreds of people were outraged by the video and didn’t hesitate to comment on social media.
The video was removed from Miracle Mattress’ Facebook page.