Amazon is plugging their new TV show — The Man In The High Castle — with a viral ad campaign of stylized American versions of the Nazi's eagle and imperial Japan's red sun.
The sci-fi series is about an alternate universe where the Axis powers actually won World War II.
Ann Toback, one of many Jewish subway users in NYC, said this about seeing the insignias and images during her morning commute:
"Half the seats in my car had Nazi insignias inside an American flag, while the other half had the Japanese flag in a style like the World War II design. So I had a choice, and I chose to sit on the Nazi insignia because I really didn't want to stare at it. I shouldn't have to sit staring at a Nazi insignia on my way to work."
Adam Lisberg, a spokesman for the transit authority in NYC, confirmed reports that a subway train car has been decked out in the promotional offensive materials, and there are more than 260 posters going up at stations through the middle of December.
Lisberg also said that, apparently, this campaign meets the standards set by transit officials for decency in advertising:
"The updated standards prohibit political advertisements. Unless you're saying that you believe Amazon is advocating for a Nazi takeover of the United States, then it meets the standards. They're advertising a show."
We seriously doubt anyone is worried about that.
Perhaps people are upset because the Nazis did awful things seven decades ago, and the symbols out of context are a stark reminder of that??
Not to mention many New Yorkers have direct ties to relatives who were brutally affected by the Axis powers! Just a thought!
According to Halperin, the former powerhouse couple became estranged over Miz Jolie's desire to permanently relocate herself and the children to London and emulate Princess Diana's career. Umm... WHAT???