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Today marks 18 years since the devastating September 11th attacks that changed the country as a whole. Every year, most Americans honor the ones we lost on that fateful day, while others have managed to turn other people’s pain into profit.

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Even some of the most popular brands we know have been hit with accusations of using tragic events just to be apart of a conversation on social media. An article in Ravishly pointed out:

Co-opting one of our nation’s greatest tragedies to curry capitalism borne of people’s intense grief and pain is not in any way OK.

Check out these companies accused of  using 9/11 for promo purposes only.

1. Frontline Cigars

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Very subtle, guys.

2. Walmart

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Floridians, Yall tried it.

3. Build-A-Bear

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Remember this mishap?

4. Applebees

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When opportunity knocks, Applebees answers.

5. Sherwin-Williams

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Thanks for weighing in, Sherwin-Williams

6. Medieval Times

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Who knew Medieval Times even had a Twitter account?

7. Waffle House

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Waffle House usually can do know wrong, so we may let this one slide.

8. Marriott Hotel

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But what does….nevermind.

9. White Castle

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Thanks White Castle, but nah.

10. Bass Pro Shops

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Nice sentiment, but it reeks of thirst.

11. CVS

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Really CVS? With the logo and all.

12. Vitamin Shoppe

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Putting your logo on a memorial post — very classy VS.

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