Tuesday, November 25, 2014 • Evening Edition • "Exclusive! Exclusive! Hggulghhlgghhlghhlghh!"

Australian TMNT Poster Features Unfortunate 9-11 Imagery

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, July 30 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Australian TMNT Poster Features Unfortunate 9-11 Imagery

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.






Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:




Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:


About the Author - Jude Terror


Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably.  Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work.  Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.

 


More articles from Jude Terror
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!