9/11 Museum Gift Shop Removes One Tacky Item Following Outrage

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Removes One Tacky Item Following Outrage

After widespread outrage over the tacky crap that stocks the shelves of the 9/11 Museum's gift shop at Ground Zero, an especially tasteless 9/11-themed cheese plate has been removed. Museum officials have vowed to consult families of victims over the remaining items.

Kudos on the correction, but it probably should have been done sooner. Tons of unfortunate merchandise is still for sale. [WSJ via Gothamist]

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The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

The National September 11 Memorial Museum opens to the public this Wednesday, May 21st. It's an important place of remembrance for the thousands of innocent people killed that infamous day in 2001. It also has a gift shop full of tasteless kitsch.

The purpose of the 9/11 museum shop is to raise money for the institution, which is certainly a noble goal. But many of the items there in come across as gross, callous consumer opportunism. It's not just tacky—it's offensive. Here's just a handful of the items therein that will make your stomach churn.


German Shepherd Search & Rescue Dog ($20)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


9/11 Memorial Logo Charm ($65)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


Survivor Tree Mousepad ($15)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


Mug—Paul Jr. Designs Bike ($12)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


Water Bottle—Nalgene 9/11 HR ($21)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


Engraved Rectangular Sterling Silver Necklace ($70)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


Buttons—Tribute to the Dogs of 9/11 ($9)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop


Darkness Hoodie ($39)

The Tasteless Crap That Fills the 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

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