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Is This “Mad Men” Ad Insensitive To 9/11 Victims?

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Oooh. That’s no good. Who thought this was a good advertisement to put in downtown Manhattan? I love “Mad Men” as much as the next latte-drinking, Volvo-driving, East Coast liberal and I know the image of man in a suit falling from the sky in the opening credits is powerful iconography tied to the show. But even I’ll admit this particular image is awfully evocative of 9/11 (emphasis on “awful”) and the victims who jumped from the Twin Towers to the deaths. To many people, myself included, a man in a suit falling from the sky like that can only mean one thing and, God bless Matt Weiner, but not acknowledging that is just a tad insensitive.  What do readers think? [Copyranter via Crushable]

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