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A mattress store in the United States has come in for intense criticism after deeming it appropriate to use 9/11 as a way to flog mattresses.

Miracle Mattress, based in Texas, has been forced to apologise for an advert which promoted its 'Twin Tower' sale.

After launching the sale to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the atrocity, the store has now pulled its adverts and admitted it was 'tasteless'.

In a move which left viewers stunned beyond belief, store manager, Cherise Bonanno, promoted the sale, saying: "What better way to remember 9/11 than with a Twin Tower sale?"

No seriously.

"Right now you can get any sized mattress for a twin price," she added in the now pulled advert. "Full mattress? Twin price. Queen mattress? Twin price. King mattress? Twin price. Store-wide sale all day long."

After viewers complained in their droves, Miracle Mattress took to Facebook to apologise to all those offended by the insensitive nature of the advert.

Acknowledging the outrage, Mike Bonanno wrote: "The video is a tasteless affront to the men and women who lost their lives on 9/11."

Unfortunately for Mike and Cherise, not everyone is satisfied with the apology, with one Facebook user writing: " While I don't care you disrespecting me (as a paramedic I've gotten used to it), but you have disrespected nearly 3,000 people who no longer have a voice."

What were they thinking?

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This 911 call will raise the hairs on the back of your neck – and you can’t even hear it.

A victim of domestic abuse raised an alarm at her house by ordering pizza – but she had actually dialled 911.

At first, the operator, Keith Weisinger, is somewhat confused by the woman’s call, but soon come to realise her covert operation.

He later told the story on Reddit, in his own words.

Here is how the call went:

“911, where is your emergency?”
“123 Main Street”
“Okay, what’s going on there?”
“I’d like to order a pizza for delivery” (Oh great, another prank call)
“Ma’am, you’ve reached 911”
“Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?”
“Ummm…I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911, right?”
“Yeah, do you know how long it will be?”
“Ok, Ma’am is everything ok over there? Do you have an emergency?”
“Yes, I do”
“And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you?” (moment of realisation)
“Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?”
“I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?”
“Nope”
“Can you stay on the phone with me?”
“Nope. See you soon, thanks.”

Weisinger then checked the address given and discovered multiple domestic disputes reported from there.

Police officers at the location found the woman beaten up with her drunk boyfriend in the house and Weisinger says he’ll never forget the clever rouse she used to raise the alarm of her abuse. 

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When Paramount Pictures Australia tweeted the official poster for their upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle flick, along with the announcement that it would be in cinemas September 11th, it sparked quite a bit of outrage.

The poster shows the turtles jumping from a high rise building as it explodes, so it’s easy to see why this could upset some people.

One Twitter user replied: “So who's getting fired for this poster art? September 11? Exploding buildings? People falling out of them? Le sigh”

Another simply asked: “Really 9/11? Jumping out of an exploding building?”

This was definitely a strange thing for Paramount to do – surely they noticed the resemblance before posting the tweet? Could it be a plan to get more attention for the film? After all, all publicity is good publicity.

 

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