The controversial 9/11 Memorial Museum Gift Shop has removed one of its tackiest souvenirs: a United States of America cheese plate, with hearts indicating where the attacks occured. (Other not great items include FDNY dog vests, Pandora bracelets, and silk Twin Towers scarves—and you can still shop those.)
When it opened, the shop was particularly criticized for being located so close to where the remains of some of the victims are housed.
From here on out, the museum will do a better job at picking what it shills: the president of the memorial foundation, Joe Daniels, told the WSJ that "the museum would enlist more help in vetting products from the 9/11 family members who sit on the foundation's board."
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