Paramount Pictures in Australia is into some hot water today following a poster promo for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and its abstract links to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Whoops.
The poster, published on Twitter and Facebook last night, depicts the Turtles jumping off a tower as it explodes, while prominently featuring the release date “September 11” on the poster.
Here’s the full poster:
Obviously, Paramount isn’t making a movie about the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks in New York back in 2001, but some people seemed to interpret it that way.
The building poster appears to only have been published on Australian social media channels. The poster in the US simply features the heroes standing in a circle against a black background.
It’s not the first time that September 11 references have been pulled from movies. As far back as the original Spiderman movie, scenes were being altered and promotional material has been pulled.
Add this one to the pile.