American Airlines: Evoke 9/11? Give Away A TiVo!

An American Airlines passenger jet flies through an impossibly blue September sky, hurtling fatefully towards two beautiful Twin Towers. Hey, it’s September 11th all over again in this exciting advertisement from American Airlines, advertising their new TiVo sweepstakes!

In this case, the Twin Towers are just the speakers of a surround sound system, as opposed to massive skyscrapers filled with innocents. To be fair to American Airlines, they pulled the ad lickety-split and replaced it with a version with the speakers Photoshopped out. Of course, an equally valid solution would have been to reverse the plane and insert arrows pointing away from the towers that said “No, really! We’re Flying THIS WAY!”

American Airlines 9/11-Themed Ad [Museum of Hoaxes]