When Maurice Harary, an NYU business school student, heard that Osama Bin Laden was dead, he sprung into action. By 3:30 on that fateful Monday morning, he had created a website called Osama’s Dead Tees which sold different t-shirts celebrating bin Laden's death (captions on said t-shirts included things like "Osama's Back, Not"). According to Forbes, he sold 25,000 t-shirts at $12 dollars per shirt.
Then Harary had a change of heart. He decided he wanted to refund the money he made from his idea. CBS has more:
I will now be refunding all orders on Osama dead tees,” [Harary] says. “Celebrating over the death of someone, whoever it is, is evil in my eyes.”
“I feel it’s not a positive way to be making money,” he says. “I don’t want my success to come at the expense of anyone else.
He says he wants to make money the right way.
Osamadeadtees.com currently has a large red "SOLD-OUT" sign, floating above all the merchandise.
See how college students reacted to Bin Laden's death, here.