Nepali TV network slammed for using 9/11 attacks to promote its news coverage

A direct-to-home TV service in Nepal has come under fire on social media for using the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States as part of a creative treatment in an ad.

Nepal ad 9/11 attacks

The line in the corner of the ad, which features a weeping woman with a tea mug containing the burning twin towers, reads “Breaking news now at home… It’s a different kind of fun.”

One Twitter user pointed out that the 9/11 attacks are “hardly breaking news”.

The news emerged on BuzzFeed today after the editor of a Nepali news outlet tweeted the image, complaining that it was insensitive.


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