How To Piss People Off On 9/11
Over the years, a shocking number of nitwits have used September 11 for everything from bogus cash grabs to creepy self-promotion. (We’re looking at you, Mark Wahlberg.)
By ModernMan Editors
Do you like to golf? Then you should definitely head to Tumbledown Trails golf course in lovely Verona, Wisconsin today. Why? Because they’re having a sweet deal on a round of golf in honor of the September 11 terrorist attacks!
For the past two years, the proud patriots and marketing gurus who run the course have had a special where people can golf 18 holes on September 11 for the low, low price of $19.11. This year, however, the wrong interneter saw their ad, posted it, and shit hit the fan.
Owners issued an apology and offered to donate a portion of the money they make today to the 9/11 memorial, but it was too late. Death threats were made, and awful publicity was had. Arguably even more shocking than the fact that the owners of the course tried to use 9/11 as a marketing tool is that dopey 9/11-related stunts, money grabs, and promotions have been tried many, many times before. Sometimes the anger was warranted — stick to acting, Marky Mark — other times, not to much.