Another Subway Gaff

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    More Anti-American Images Found at German Subway Stores
    By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com Morning Editor
    August 04, 2004

    (CNSNews.com) - Picture this: a gigantic cheeseburger (with tomatoes and lettuce) slamming into two high-rise buildings, as cartoon characters run from the flaming ruins.
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    It's clearly a takeoff on the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, and according to the Virginia-based Center for Individual Freedom, the illustration appears on page 18 of a 30-page "food diary" distributed by Subway sandwich shops in Germany.

    Last week, the Center for Individual Freedom launched a grassroots campaign against anti-American tray-liners at German subway stores.

    The Center said it intends to continue drawing attention to Subway's "tasteless anti-American marketing scheme in the coming days."

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    While the other ad I've seen was no doubt anti-american.

    My first impression was that it was a take off of Godzilla?
     
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    Hmmm, perhaps, but two tall buildings and one of the people running away wearing a cowboy hat? Naaaw, don't think so.
     
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    Looks like there are a few more than one building in that picture. It just doesn't seem to make sense. Even in Europe, 9/11 was not viewed as a positive thing. I can see them doing the traditional "Hahaha Americans are fat, lazy, cowboys." However, I truly can't see them making that leap to belittle a terrorist acts with a loss of life.
     
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    Just another reason to eat at Blimpies!
     
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    Better subs anyways!

    I wrote Subway last week when this first hit and no surprise, I haven't received a response.

    jef - just how many differences did you find?
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    thats just wrong. hey subwayyyyyyy :finger:
     
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    [shaking head and grumbling about the jerk who did that web page...]
     
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    I'm not so sure. I mean, it shows buildings collapsing, people running, and they are referring to Americans. It certainly might look that way to someone even if that's not the intention.
     
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    no, no, no eat at Quizznos!!
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