A partnership of HuffPost and the
01/16/2012 10:30 pm ET | Updated Jan 17, 2012

Costa Concordia Disaster: Cruise Advertisements Placed Next To Story In Swedish Paper

What's the worst place you could think to put a cruise advertisement this week? Perhaps next to a story about the Costa Concordia, the luxury liner that sank off the Italian coast in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, killing at least six people.

Someone at Sweden's daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter might be out of a job after this mishap, spotted by Copyranter on Monday:

2012-01-17-20120116d48u8wjnde72gyff4n19cnpe9.jpg

Hypervocal picked up on the trend, pointing out several other instances -- whether the result of editorial oversights or poorly targeted algorithms -- in which media were busted advertising cruises in conjunction with the Costa Concordia tragedy.

via Copyranter.

UPDATE: New evidence has cast doubt on the original report. Another photo suggests that the ad was not placed directly next to the coverage of the disaster.

-

Below, see photos of the cruise liner after it ran aground off the Isola del Giglio.

Cruise Ship Disaster
Subscribe to the World Post email.

CONVERSATIONS