French Ad: Twin Towers Should Have Been Shorter
Learn to anticipate, you silly architects!
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2010 2:08 PM CDT
Courrier International's latest charming ad suggests that the Twin Towers should have just been shorter! Then the planes would have flown harmlessly overhead. "Learn to Anticipate," they admonish.    (Courrier International)

(Newser) – There have been some tasteless 9/11 ads over the years, but this new offering from the French newspaper Courrier has to take the cake. Playing off the newspaper's "Learn to Anticipate" catch phrase, the ad seems to suggest that those silly World Trade Center architects should have anticipated the terror attacks, and not made such tall buildings. Then the terrorists would have zipped harmlessly overhead! If they had read the Courrier, clearly they'd know this.

The ad was spotted by the Copyranter blog, which also gives a quick rundown of recent exploitative 9/11 ads. Including this one.

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jbutler
Sep 11, 2011 10:08 AM CDT
Well F#@k the French and their stupid looking Eiffel tower !!!!!!!
zachmmaz
Sep 8, 2010 8:10 PM CDT
WOW I really don't like the French...
DontLikeYou___
Sep 8, 2010 6:39 PM CDT
I've got an antique French battle rifle for sale from WWII. It's never been fired and was only dropped once.