It seems like Paramount Pictures has gotten itself into a little bit of controversy.
Two days ago, Paramount Australia went to its Twitter to show off its new promotional poster for the Australian release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
That all sounds well and good, except for the fact that the poster shows Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello jumping off of a skyscraper that has just exploded. And right beneath them is the date the movie is coming out… September 11th.
Yep. Somehow a poster depicting turtle-human hybrids falling from a burning building emblazoned with a rather large 'September 11' on it didn't strike anyone over at the company as offensive.
We understand that the poster is for an Australian audience, and 9/11 is an American tragedy. But, it still seems rather distasteful towards all of the victims.
Paramount AU has since apologized and removed the poster from its social media pages.
The Megan Fox-lead action movie is still slated to come out on Sept. 11, in Australia, but we don't know if/when we'll be getting a replacement poster.
A note to Paramount: Maybe keep it simple, like have the TMNT team eating some pizza in a sewer. That shouldn't really offend anybody.
[Image via ParamountAU/Instagram]
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