Last week, it became clear that MP3 manufacturer BenQ used an arresting image of a disaffected youth wearing its Dog Tag MP3 player for its Chinese site, with the tagline "Even if the world is destroyed to dust, I still believe in music." Oddly enough, the dust the youth is standing in front of are the World Trade Center ruins! That kid can still believe in music, but he also still have the toxic 9/11 illness!
Even though the Dog Tag site has been taken down, Accordion Guy offers some alternatives that would probably be offensive to Chinese audiences. While we can't say that the World Trade Center or September 11 is off-limits for crass commercialization, we will say that it's currently more tolerable for it to be ill-used as a political example.