Disgraceful: ‘Comedian’ Joe Mande mocks companies tweeting 9/11 tributes
@JoeMande you're obviously smarter than I am, but what is so terrible about those companies saying something about today's significance?
— Baraldinho (@ajB_real) September 11, 2012
Apparently, there’s nothing funnier than corporate Twitter accounts sending out 9/11 tributes and remembrances. Alleged comedian Joe Mande seems to believe that corporations, composed of humans, are incapable of humanity. He spent the morning retweeting 9/11 memorial messages from well-known companies:
We remember #NeverForget911
— Pepperidge Farm (@PepperidgeFarm) September 11, 2012
We want to pause today to remember the families impacted on this day just 11 years ago. Our hearts are with the heroes of 9/11.
— SUBWAY Restaurants (@SUBWAY) September 11, 2012
Today we are reflecting upon September 11, a day that will live on in our hearts and memories.
— Dunkin' Donuts (@DunkinDonuts) September 11, 2012
— Shoney's (@Shoneys) September 11, 2012
September 11th is a day we will never forget. Our prayers go out to those we lost that day and their families.
— White Castle (@WhiteCastle) September 11, 2012
— Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) September 11, 2012
The tragedy of 9/11 brought out the best in those who first responded. We remember them today proudly and with gratitude. #Remember911
— Lexus (@Lexus) September 11, 2012
Today we take a moment to reflect and thank all those who gave their services on 9/11. #neverforget
— Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) September 11, 2012
— Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) September 11, 2012
We will never forget.
— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) September 11, 2012
Today we honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. We will never forget.
— Applebee's (@Applebees) September 11, 2012
Today, our thoughts are with all those who make sacrifices every day to protect and serve us.
— Red Lobster (@redlobster) September 11, 2012
We remember and honor our fallen heroes this 9/11. #neverforget
— Skype (@Skype) September 11, 2012
Today, on Sept. 11, we remember those who were lost and honor the heroes who responded then and serve today to keep our country safe.
— Sprint (@sprint) September 11, 2012
— Boar's Head (@Boars_Head) September 11, 2012
It's been over a decade since, but may we always remember. Our hearts go out to all the survivors, victims, and heroes of 9/11.
— Etsy (@Etsy) September 11, 2012
We will never forget those who lost their lives, the heroes who saved lives, and those who fight to preserve our freedom.
— Ace Hardware (@AceHardware) September 11, 2012
— The Vitamin Shoppe (@VitaminShoppe) September 11, 2012
Today, we remember those we lost, those who survived and those who serve this great nation each and every day. Never Forget. 09.11.2001
— GNC (@GNCLiveWell) September 11, 2012
May we never forget. #Remember911
— Arby's (@Arbys) September 11, 2012
On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we’d like to take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives for our country.
— Duncan Hines (@RealDuncanHines) September 11, 2012
— Target (@Target) September 11, 2012
A moving 9/11 memorial photo? How hilarious!
His fans thought it was a witty, biting commentary on the evil and selfishness of corporate America:
Ummmm highly recommend checking @joemande's twitter timeline right now.
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) September 11, 2012
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) September 11, 2012
— Trish Tchume (@ttchume) September 11, 2012
Follow @JoeMande for a rundown of depressing corporate tweets expressing sorrow for 9/11. THANKS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS &PRAYERS, SHONEY'S
— Robert J Bennett (@robertjbennett) September 11, 2012
— darrylayo (@darrylayo) September 11, 2012
.@joemande's twitter feed today should be taught in PR classes on what NOT to do with corporate social media. But, it is hilarious.
— gareth hughes (@garethchughes) September 11, 2012
— Amir Talai (@AmirTalai) September 11, 2012
— Vann Madison (@VannMadison) September 11, 2012
— Bryan DeSena (@bryandesena) September 11, 2012
@joemande is doing big things on his Twitter feed today… Anyone not acknowledging his work has officially forgotten 9/11.
— Greg F (@Books_Not_Wooks) September 11, 2012
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) September 11, 2012
No, actually. He doesn’t get it. But this woman does:
Interesting as it is, my heart goes out to the people behind the non-people corporations being skewered by @JoeMande's 9/11 RT-fest. 🙁
— Lori White (@lolololori) September 11, 2012
Indeed. Mande’s mockery of heartfelt tributes to the heroes and fallen of 9/11 is nothing short of shameful. On a day of national mourning, it’s Mande and his pathetic fans — not corporate America — who are trivializing the tremendous loss we felt 11 years ago. We hope they’re proud of themselves.