Today in puzzling 9/11 commemorations: Fleshlight honors those who were lost

The sex toy brand tweeted a bizarre homage to fallen soldiers and civilians

By Jenny Kutner

Published September 11, 2014 4:57PM (EDT)

  (<a href='http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-81541p1.html'>Christian Delbert</a> via <a href='http://www.shutterstock.com/'>Shutterstock</a>)
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We live in a world where brands capitalize on current events to promote themselves on social media. Sometimes, the things brands say and do are downright exploitative, and sometimes they are very ill-informed. Other times, they are just bizarre.

That might be the world that best describes a commemorative tweet sent out by the Official Fleshlight Twitter account on Thursday, in honor of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Accompanied by a photo of a foggy field full of American flags, the masturbatory sex toy brand tweeted the following message:

At least the Fleshlight team wasn't totally willfully inappropriate? Maybe?


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