8 Social Media Fails About 9/11

Social Media

9/11 is a day that millions of Americans will always remember, and sadly there are people and companies who post on social media not fully thinking it through.

In a move that left fans scratching their heads, the Los Angeles Lakers tweeted a photo of Kobe Bryant with the hashtag #NeverForget:

Los Angeles Lakers

While AT&T did not specifically come out promoting one of its smartphones, their photo involving the twin towers did smell an awful lot like an advert:

Some companies thought it would be a great time to take to Facebook. and promote themselves using hashtags related to 9/11:

Hampton InnWine Business Taking Advantage Of 9/11

Others saw it as an opportunity to further their agenda on social media, discriminating Muslims, and grouping them into one ridiculous stereotype:


If you are in the market for a “hot” book, this Twitter user recommends a book about September 11, including the chance to win a $25 gift card:

Win A Gift Card On 9/11

A rapper who goes by the name of MOUTHPIE$E could have used some better wording, and left out the hashtag #September11:

Titled “Remember 9/11. Marriott Style.”, Reddit user Nathan_Flomm spotted a rather peculiar sign at the Marriott he was staying in:


Making this social media fail even more baffling, is the fact that most Marriott hotels already offer guests free continental breakfast.

Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.


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