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Paramount Released A Distasteful Poster For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! See Why They're Now Apologizing Profusely To Fans!

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TMNT Poster

Well then.

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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12 comments to “Paramount Released A Distasteful Poster For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! See Why They're Now Apologizing Profusely To Fans!”

  1. Dan says – reply to this


    OMG are you fucking kidding me?? Its not like theres a plane crashing into the building.

  2. Paul B. says – reply to this


    It's not offensive. It has nothing to do with 9/11. People need to stop seeing controversy where there is none. It's movie about fake turtles…seriously!

  3. Shannon says – reply to this


    Ridiculous! Does America think it's the centre of the world?! Can't show an exploding building in another country without America making it all about them…

  4. Lucy says – reply to this


    9/11 happened almost 13 years ago. Time to get over it America

  5. seriously says – reply to this


    not like anyone still cares about 9/11 anymore anyways! stop being fake people! :)

  6. Crystal says – reply to this


    Seriously? 9/11 was a tragedy, but an American one. Another country shouldn't have to change something just because a few Americans got their panties in a twist… Their original poster was great and I wouldn't have been bothered if it were the promotional poster for the states either.

  7. Emily says – reply to this


    Such an overreaction…

  8. blubelle says – reply to this


    How was 9/11 solely an American tragedy? I'm pretty sure citizens of other countries worked in those towers too. Typical…

  9. Tiffany says – reply to this


    I'm an American, but I don't find this offensive. It's not like they are depicting them jumping out of the twin towers or flying the plane or something.
    It's a random building exploding, which is in most action films, and the release date (pretty small, too) underneath the title. I don't think in any way they were trying to reference 9/11.

  10. 10

    Speaking as an Australian, I just want to clarify a few things. While 9/11 was an unspeakable tragedy and we could never "forget" it, the whole sad event is not one of the things that Australians think about on a daily basis. I can understand why Americans might be upset, but for us, the context isn't there. If someone hadn't have pointed it out, I doubt many Australian's would even get the reference.

  11. tiffany york says – reply to this


    Are you serious! This is the stupidest thing to be mad about…I'm actually more pissed off that people are mad about this, than about the actual poster!

  12. Anna says – reply to this


    Are you kidding me….I've seen several posters like this and that are exploding stuff out of skyscrapers…really society? Can't you just get the fuck off your high horses for a moment and not make everything about bad crap….9/11 was Bush's fault and it happened and I am so sorry for those that lost their lives and families…but there comes a time when we need to stop berading each and every thing that barely resembles that~!