NEW ORLEANS — Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a company has released snow globes that have many who see the trinkets wondering if the globes are in poor taste, WGNO reports.
The snow globe in question features a small house partially submerged in water, detailed with tarps, a red “X” on the roof and “FEMA” written on the side of it.
Even though the website states that the snow globe is paying tribute to the “hard work, incredible strength, growth and love that we have all experienced,” not everyone interpreted the pieces as supportive — or even appropriate.
This particular snow globe has been around for at least 5 years but is being remarketed for the 10-year anniversary of the storm making landfall Aug. 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster on U.S. soil and the deadliest, claiming upwards of 1,800 lives.
According to the globe maker’s Facebook page, the company is currently not allowing comments or revealing the names of their charities because of multiple threats for producing the snow globes.