Paramount Comes Under Fire For Explosive TMNT Poster Bearing 9/11 Release Date
The Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot comes out in Australia on September 11th, and some found the international poster (which we've already seen) for the movie displaying that release date to be in bad taste.
As you can see, the below poster for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles depicts the awesome foursome leaping from an exploding building, while at the bottom we have the Australian release date of September 11th displayed. Now I'm sure we don't need to point out the obvious here, but that's just what many felt compelled to do when the poster (Tweeted out earlier today by @ParamountAU but since deleted) sparked outrage. You can read the full extent of the backlash for yourselves HERE and at the link below, but the general consensus seems to be that the one-sheet is "invoking the 9/11 attacks".
I think we can all agree that this probably should have been thought out a bit better, but are people overreacting? Or do you also find this to be in extremely bad taste? Sound off in the usual place.
UPDATE: Paramount has issued the following statement: “We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia," said Paramount Australia in a statement. "Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use.”
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