Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center at a Florida store has been removed and was not meant to be disrespectful near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.
The display was mocked online after a photo was posted on Twitter, and Buzzfeed wrote about it.
Florida c'mon man pic.twitter.com/HU4y2rxgFG— Shawn (@online_shawn) September 6, 2016
The photo showed the World Trade Center towers recreated with Coke Zero packages. A backdrop of the American flag was made with red regular Coke, silver Diet Coke and blue Sprite.
Walmart said in a statement the display was removed Wednesday. It said, "We hold this moment in our country's history in the highest regard, and there was nothing disrespectful intended by the display."
The Coca-Cola bottler for the region said the display was meant to honor local firefighters. It apologized and said the display has been replaced.