NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center at a Florida store has been removed and wasn't meant to be disrespectful near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack.
The display was mocked online after a photo was posted on Twitter, and Buzzfeed wrote about it.
The photo showed the World Trade Center towers built with Coke Zero packages. A backdrop of the American flag was made with red regular Coke, silver Diet Coke and blue Sprite.
Florida c'mon man pic.twitter.com/HU4y2rxgFG— Shawn (@online_shawn) September 6, 2016
Walmart said the display was removed Wednesday. It said, "We hold this moment in our country's history in the highest regard."
The Coca-Cola bottler for the region said the display was meant to honor local firefighters. It apologized and said the display has been replaced.
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