A Super Bowl 50 Commercial that used 9/11 footage to promote tourism in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has drew backlash from the public, who saw the move as exploitative.
major super bowl commercial fail by Colonial Williamsburg. 9/11 shouldn’t be used to sell anything except war.
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) February 8, 2016
Colonial Williamsburg ad evoking 9/11 has been biggest display of offense this whole Super Bowl
— Ethan Sacks (@ethanjsacks) February 8, 2016
What’s a bigger tragedy than 9/11? Working at Colonial Williamsburg. #ColonialWilliamsbummer
— taran killam (@TaranKillam) February 8, 2016
Here’s what the Colonial Williamsburg has to say about the controversy.
Including WTC is powerful & subject to debate. But Am. Hist. is full of tragedies & triumphs. It made us who we are today. We must remember.
— ColonialWilliamsburg (@colonialwmsburg) February 8, 2016