Just a wee bit clueless here.
Paramount Australia has sparked outrage after promoting the September 11 release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film with a poster showing the heroes falling from an exploding building.
The poster, which was shared through Paramount Australia’s official Twitter page, evoked anger due to its visual similarity to the 9/11 terror attacks, which killed 2,996 people in 2001.
The film, which stars Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville, is released in August in the United States and October in Europe, but its Australian release date comes exactly 13 years to the day after 19 hijackers took control of four airliners and carried out the deadly September 11 attacks.
@ParamountAU Really? 9/11? Jumping out of an exploding building?
— Ty Yilmaz (@yilmaz16) July 29, 2014
We suspect this will be shortly yanked.
The controversial poster was shared on Paramount Australia’s Twitter page last night, and immediately drew negative comments.
One of the Twitter replies, posted by user @MorningAfterKill said: ‘So who’s getting fired for this poster art? September 11? Exploding buildings? People falling out of them? Le sigh’.