Written by Jude Terror
on Wednesday, July 30 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
The poster for the Australian Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in theaters September 11, features the turtles jumping out of an exploding skyscraper.
Source: Daily Mail
The Australian promotional campaign for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles found itself in hot water yesterday when the Australian version of Paramount Pictures tweeted a movie poster for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie - and the outrage had nothing to do with Michael Bay's destruction of Australia's collective childhood! You see, the Australian TMNT will be in theaters on September 11th, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City that killed 2,996 people. The poster, advertising that release date? It featured the turtles jumping out of an exploding skyscraper.
After controversy broke out, Paramount was forced to apologize, saying, "We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia. Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use."
Of course, they're almost certainly telling the truth. It was an unfortunate coincidence, but surely not something intentionally slighting 9/11 victims. And that, officially, is probably the nicest thing you'll ever hear me say about Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
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