Aussie TMNT Poster Yanked for 9/11 Connection

Some social media users said something stronger than "cowabunga" after they saw a new poster for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

An Australian poster for the film, opening next month in the U.S., features the four heroes bounding off of a skyscraper exploding behind them. The image brought to mind the crumbling Twin Towers on 9/11. What made the connection worse was the film's Australian release date printed at the bottom of the poster--Sept. 11, 2014.

Paramount, the studio behind the project, used its Australian twitter feed to share the image. The studio quickly yanked the tweet after a chorus of disapproval rang out across the digital landscape.

It's not the first time a movie poster's ties to 9/11 caused a problem. An early poster for the 2002 film Spider-Man featured the web slinger posing between the Twin Towers. That ad campaign, too, was scrapped.


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