Subway Eatery Faces Backlash for ‘Inappropriate Humor’ After Displaying Titanic Joke on Sign

Subway Eatery Faces Backlash for ‘Inappropriate Humor’ After Displaying Titanic Joke on Sign

Subway Eatery Faces Backlash for ‘Insensitive Humor’ After Displaying Titanic Joke on Sign
A US Subway restaurant faced criticism for poking fun at the OceanGate Titan submarine on their outdoor sign.

Mocking the idea of five people dying in a “catastrophic implosion” at a significant depth of the ocean was clearly not suitable for humor at this time.

Approximately 600 kilometers from Newfoundland, the OceanGate submersible was on its way to the Titanic wreck site in the Atlantic Ocean with five passengers on board.

Unfortunately, the submersible lost communication with the surface an hour and a half into its descent to the 12,500-foot ocean floor. Later, the discovered wreckage revealed that the experimental vehicle suffered a catastrophic issue, leading to its collapse and the immediate loss of all lives on board.

Among the deceased passengers were Shahzada and Suleman Dawood, a father and son, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet, and other individuals.

Despite the seriousness of the incident, the owners of a Subway restaurant in Georgia decided to make light of it.

The sign outside the Rincon Subway restaurant read, “Our subs don’t implode.” Understandably, many people who saw the sign found it inappropriate and insensitive, considering the tragic event that had occurred. It was clearly too soon for such humor.

The store manager confirmed to local media that the sign had been removed, and no further comments would be made. The sign sparked a discussion on Reddit, where people expressed their disapproval.

Some debated whether the joke was more tasteless than Subway’s food offerings. One Twitter user posted a photo and commented, “This is at your store in Rincon, GA. Not only is it distasteful, it’s just sad. Do better.”

Another person stated, “This is what we are doing now? Making fun of people who lost their lives.”

A third individual criticized, “This is tacky, to say the least. In Rincon, GA, be better Subway.” Another comment read, “@SUBWAY people literally lost their lives, and you advertise with a joke on @OceanGateExped. I hope your Rincon location gets closed, and all their staff gets fired for their actions.”

In response to the controversy, a spokesperson for Subway said, “We have been in contact with the franchise about this matter and made it clear that this kind of comment has no place in our business. The sign has since been removed.”