French Ad: Twin Towers Should Have Been Shorter

Learn to anticipate, you silly architects!

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 8, 2010 2:08 PM CDT

(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.

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'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)
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