9/11 Memorial Features a Gift Shop Next to Human Remains, $24 Entrance Fee

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Victim’s relatives are outraged over the museum built as a tribute to those lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks, calling it a greedy, disrespectful mess.

The museum oddly features a gift shop adjacent to 8,000 unidentified human remains. It also costs $24 to visit, along with an extra $10 bucks or so for a stuffed animal, you know, in case you wanted to get super ripped off in the process of remembering dead family members.

From ABC:

Jim Riches doesn’t plan on visiting. His son Jimmy, a firefighter, was 29 when he died in the attacks. It took more than six months to find some of Jimmy’s remains. The rest, Riches believes, are unidentified and in the repository.

“My son’s friends are going to have to pay $24 to go down and pay their respects,” Riches said. “I think that’s a disgrace. It’s the only cemetery in the world where you have to pay a fee to get in.”

Diane and Kurt Horning tells ABC News they’re appalled by what they’re calling “greed and commercialism.” They lost their son Matt Horning in the twin towers.

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Spike Lee Won’t Be Seeing ‘Django Unchained,’ Calls Tarantino ‘Disrespectful’

Spike Lee 2012Critics like Betsy Sharkey of the L.A. Times may call Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino’s most “entertaining film yet,” but one person will not be seeing the pre-Civil War Western starring Jamie Foxx.

“I can’t speak on it cause I’m not gonna see it,” Spike Lee told VIBE. “All I’m gonna say is, it’d be disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. That’s the only thing I’m gonna say. I can’t disrespect my ancestors. Can’t do it. Can’t do it. That’s me.”

This isn’t the first time Lee has expressed annoyance towards Tarantino. After the release of 1997’s Jackie Brown, Lee told Variety that he was not pleased with the use of the N-word.

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