Outrage after Ninja Turtles poster featuring exploding skyscraper evokes 9-11 attack
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle poster drew criticism after it was posted on Twitter by Paramount Pictures Australia. (@ParamountAU / Twitter)
Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:42AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:13AM EDT
Paramount Pictures Australia has removed a movie poster from its Facebook and Twitter accounts after widespread criticism online.
The poster from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie shows the titular characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper in New York. The movie's release date in Australia is Sept. 11.
Paramount tweeted a photo of the poster, but quickly deleted the message when Twitter users compared the image and release date to the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
@ParamountAU that appears to be in bad taste— Hot Oyster (@HotOyster) July 29, 2014
@ParamountAU Really? 9/11? Jumping out of an exploding building?— Ty Yilmaz (@yilmaz16) July 29, 2014