A planned military flyover in the Big Apple to mark the 9/11 attack of jets crashing into the Twin Towers is being slammed as “tone-deaf” and “completely tasteless.”
Officials announced late Thursday that an F-18 jet would be flying 2,500 feet over the Hudson River toward the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge at 3:30 p.m. — hours after other official tributes.
It was quickly ripped as being the worst possible tribute given the nature of the Sept. 11 airborne terror attacks.
“Are you out of your mind? Cancel this immediately,” Staten Island Rep. Max Rose demanded on Twitter.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office told the Staten Island Advance that he “wasn’t aware of the flyover.”
“Frankly it’s inappropriate,” a spokesman told the paper.
The initial alert from New York City Emergency Management’s Notify NYC sparked a huge backlash on Twitter — with the social media giant’s own vice president of Global Communications, Brandon Borrman, called it a “really bad idea, verging on completely tasteless.”
“We all remember not only the original hijacked planes but also the fighter jets on 09/11. This is literally like tearing open a closed scar until it bleeds again just so you can throw some salt on it,” @nycinoc said.
Michael Henry called it a “crappy idea,” writing, “Let’s re-create the gut punching memory of a low-flying plane over the harbor.”
“Could you get any more tone deaf?” @Qasharah asked. “PTSD is real, and this will definitely trigger some people.”
“Sure. Let’s terrorize New Yorkers on the anniversary of 9/11,” Camille Duran wrote.
Someone named Kathy D, meanwhile, wrote, “This is the dumbest and most insensitive thing I have ever heard and this year, I have heard a LOT of dumb things.”
The Navy did not immediately respond to messages about the flyover.
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