A Subway shop in the United States has been chastised for making a joke about the OceanGate Titan submersible on its outdoor sign.
It turns out that five individuals dying in a ‘catastrophic implosion’ at enormous depths in the water aren’t precisely ripe for comedy just yet.
The five passengers on board the OceanGate submersible were on their way to the Titanic crash site in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 600 kilometers from Newfoundland.
But they lost communication with the surface about an hour and a half into their dive down to the 12,500-foot ocean bottom, with wreckage subsequently discovered indicating that the experimental ship encountered a catastrophic issue and exploded, killing everyone on board nearly instantaneously.
As a result, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British millionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet, and father and son passengers Shahzada and Suleman Dawood are all no longer alive.
That didn’t stop the folks at a Subway in Georgia from making a joke about it.
The sign outside the Rincon Subway stated, “Our subs don’t implode.”
Given what transpired, quite a few individuals who saw the sign have clearly stated that it’s likely not in good taste.
In any case, it’s certainly much too soon.
According to local media, the shop manager for that specific Subway stated that the sign had been removed and that no more comment was anticipated.
‘Is it tasteless?’ read a Reddit post. Well, it is Subway’, and a large crowd has arrived to share their thoughts.
However, there was much discussion about whether the joke was more tasteless than Subway’s food.
On Twitter, though, one user tweeted a photo with the caption, “This is at your Rincon, GA store.”
“Not only is it repulsive, but it’s also sad.”
“Is this what we’re doing now?” wrote another.
“Making fun of people who have lost their lives.”
“This is tacky to say the least,” observed a third. Rincon, Georgia.
“@SUBWAY people literally lost their lives and you advertise with a joke on @OceanGateExped,” a fourth remark read.
“I hope your Rincon location closes and all of the staff are fired for their actions.”
A Subway representative stated that they have been in contact with the franchise about this matter and made it evident that this sort of comment has no place in their business. The sign has long since been removed.
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