No need holding back in my own blog, is there? I came across this article on cnn.com. I have to say I am a little disgusted that this fire still burns so bright in America. It has been nine and a half years, and we still talk about this in hushed whispers. It’s as if the very mention of 9/11 is taboo.
Somehow, people are offended by the ad mentioned in the linked article above. OFFENDED! The law firm advertised in the poster actively represents people and families that were affected by the WTC attacks. But somehow using a firefighter who wasn’t actually at ground zero is ‘controversial’ and ‘offensive’? This is the equivalent of using an 8track in a movie that is supposed to take place in 1959, when everyone knows the 8-track wasn’t invented until 1963.
Calling this ad campaign controversial is a fine example of how the terrorists have won. We speak of 9/11 like characters from the Harry Potter series speak of Voldemort – in obscure references and fear. Soon, our children will be referring to the event as “The-date-which-cannot-be-spoken”.
The only offense here is that Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern LLP was criticized for their advertising. They are not capitalizing on a tragedy anymore than a florist does for selling flowers for a funeral.