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Subway Under Fire For fun on Titan Sub Tragedy
July 8, 2023
Famous sandwich chain Metro recently came under fire after a sign at one of their franchises appeared to trivialize it Titanium Submersible tragedy. A concerned person took a photo of the sign, which has since gone viral on social media.
Several online users expressed their displeasure, many asked the company to do better. Following the backlash, the sign was taken down, as confirmed by a follow-up post by the person who shared the image online.
Read on to learn more.
“Our submarines don’t explode”
Subway was recently criticized for placing a sign at one of its franchises that made a darkly comic reference to the tragic incident involving the OceanGate Titan submarine. Today.
On the board are the words “Our submarines don’t explode” in large, bold, black letters on a white surface. It was posted online on July 1 by Brooklet, Georgia resident Timothy Mauck, who was driving by a Subway franchise at the location.
After the image went viral, fans heavily criticized the company for downplaying the seriousness of the deaths of the five people aboard Ocean Gate’s Titan submarine.
The ship’s passengers were on an expedition to see the remains of the wreckage of the Titanic, but shortly after setting sail, they lost contact with their mother ship.
After several days of rescue efforts, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the passengers had died, allegedly because the submarine collapsed extremely deep below the surface of the water.
Fans are calling Metro to put up the sign
Some online reactions, per TodayHe described the Metro sign as “disrespectful” and that the families of latecomers would not find it “funny”.
Another person said the sign was “disgusting” and called on the company to “do better”. A third commented: “This is just bad”, while a fourth said: “This is cheesy to say the least.”
However, some online users had no problem with the sign and thought it was a brilliant piece of comedy.
“I laughed too. She’s actually smart,” one person said. “Humor, by its very nature, offends someone every time. We should lighten it up.” Another person said: “Sorry, too bad. But it made me laugh.”
The subway sign was taken down
The Subway franchise that installed the sign has taken it down, a company spokesperson confirmed.
The representative said Today, “We have contacted the franchise regarding this matter and made it clear that comments of this nature have no place in our business. The sign has since been removed.”
Mauck also confirmed that the sign was no longer there in another post he shared a day after it went viral.
“I’m sure that would be disrespectful to the family, you know what I mean?” Mauck commented on his post. He added: “It was very unassuming because it’s a business and one of your employees put that on their sign, which just goes to show that the situation is a joke.”
OceanGate was recently hit with a job posting
The token drama comes nearly two weeks after TikTokers pranked OceanGate over a job posting.
Although the post appears to have been shared before the tragic Titan incident was confirmed, TikTokers heavily criticized the company, suggesting that the job posting indicated that the company was willing to easily replace any employee.
One user said: “This literally proves what everyone says about companies filling the position when you die,” which “really shows that everyone is replaceable.”
The said job advertisement detailed that the company is looking for applicants who “work on sensitive marine equipment, perform regular maintenance, and operate complex systems that support diving operations.” Business Insider.
The company has since paid tribute to the submarine’s late passengers, noting that the exploration community deeply mourns their deaths.
“These people were true explorers who shared a sense of adventure and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans,” the statement said. People magazine. “We mourn the loss of life and the joy they brought to everyone they knew.”