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Subway restaurant criticized for 'poor taste' after putting Titanic joke on sign

Subway restaurant criticized for 'poor taste' after putting Titanic joke on sign

The Subway restaurant in Georgia has been slammed for the joke on their sign, which some have said is in bad taste

A Subway restaurant in the US has been criticised after making a joke about the OceanGate Titan submersible on the sign outside.

It turns out that five people getting killed during a ‘catastrophic implosion’ at a great depth in the ocean isn’t exactly ripe for comedy just yet.

The five passengers on board the OceanGate submersible were heading down to the wreck site of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean about 600km from Newfoundland.

Five people died on the OceanGate Titan.
OceanGate/Becky Kagan Schott

However, they lost contact with the surface about an hour and a half into their dive down to the 12,500 feet ocean floor, with debris later turning up that suggests that the experimental craft suffered a serious problem and imploded, almost instantly killing everyone on board.

That means that OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet, and father and son passengers Shahzada and Suleman Dawood are all now dead.

That didn’t stop the powers that be at a Subway location in Georgia cracking wise about it.

The sign outside a Subway in Rincon, GA.

The sign out side the Rincon Subway restaurant read: “Our subs don’t implode.”

Obviously, quite a few people who have seen that sign have pointed out that it’s probably not in great taste, given what happened.

Either way, it’s also way too soon, probably.

According to local media, the store manager for that particular Subway confirmed that the sign has since been removed, with no further comment expected to be made.

Under a Reddit post that read ‘Is it tasteless? Well yeah, it is Subway’, loads of people have gathered to offer their opinions.

There was a large debate about whether the joke was more tasteless than the products at Subway, though.

However, on Twitter one person shared a picture and commented: “This is at your store in Rincon, GA.

“Not only is it distasteful, it’s just sad.

“Do better.”

The sign has reportedly been removed.

Another person wrote: “This is what we are doing now?

“Making fun of people who lost their lives.”

A third said: “This is tacky to say the least. In Rincon, GA.

“Be better Subway.”

A fourth 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.”

A spokesperson for Subway told UNILAD: "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."

Featured Image Credit: WTOC/Becky Kagan Schott/OceanGate

Topics: Subway, Titanic, US News, World News, Food and Drink