A Hurricane Katrina snow globe?
Ten years after the devastating storm ravaged New Orleans and surrounding areas and left hundreds dead, one company is offering a commerative piece that has garnered a mixed reaction on social media.
The Hurricane Katrina snow globe has been around since at least 2010 but is being remarketed in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Katrina. It features a tiny house, complete with a blue tarp and red X, partially submerged in debris-filled water. The website selling the globes, www.hurricanekatrinashowglobes.com, says the item pays tribute to the “hard work, incredible strength, growth and love that we have all experienced.”
Some commentators on the Katrina Snowglobe Facebook page say it’s an appropriate tribute, which such comments as “Hilarious!” and “I love it. It’s part of our history.”
Others pronounce the idea “disturbing.” One commented: “Wow. Dislike. Who would want to remember their house being destroyed and memories deteriorating away.” Another asks: “Why do you think this is OK?”
A number of comments appear to have been hidden on the Facebook page.