9/11 Museum Yanks Commemorative Cheese Platter After Outrage

The National September 11 Memorial Museum pulled its commemorative platter after public outcry.
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The National September 11 Memorial Museum has pulled its controversial commemorative cheese platter from its shelves after an outcry at the museum's opening.

The USA-shaped platter featured hearts over New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, where the planes crashed on 9/11. The item was first reported by Gothamist a week ago and was met with resounding criticism.

A cheese plate, pictured, depicting the United States with three stars marking the sites of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, was removed from the gift shop of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. (Scott Lynch/Gothamist.com)

The museum opened last week to mixed reactions from the public, many of whom praised the actual museum while criticizing the gift shop and restaurant that were built on the land once known as "Ground Zero."

Many likened it to having a gift shop at a cemetery, noting the many individuals who perished there.

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The museum declined to comment on the change to ABC News, but pointed out that family members of 9/11 victims are involved in helping to choose gift shop items.

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