Movie Set for Release September 11 Shows Characters Leaping From Exploding Building

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 at 7:32 am

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.

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’.

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5 Responses to “Movie Set for Release September 11 Shows Characters Leaping From Exploding Building”

  1. barbarausa on 29/29/14 at 8:51 am

    well, the official policy here in the US is that it’s just another day, right?

    I mean, Benghazi just happened to be coincidentally on that day, and because of a spontaneous youtube protest–no commemorative attack action or anything conspiratorial.

    Paramount Australia is just going with the flow, no doubt…

  2. nadavegan on 29/29/14 at 9:26 am

    Oh good grief people, let it go. Can’t the Outrage Brigade find something more productive to do with its time?

  3. luagha on 29/29/14 at 9:44 am

    Eh. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are always leaping off of exploding things in general and buildings in particular. They’re clearly doing it of their own dramatic and heroic free will. Harassing them on this would be tantamount to saying they can’t put up posters on 9/11.

  4. Sarge on 29/29/14 at 10:53 am

    So, we’re pointing out that Hollywood studios (and their far-flung agencies) are culturally clueless as well as tacky, tasteless, and out of touch?

    Fish, Barrel, Shotgun on that one. A.K.A. why this has been a horrid financial year for Hollywood.

    The NYC button borne by the character on the left is, I’m sure, also just a coincidence, the TMNT being from the Big Apple originally.