Paramount Pictures apologises for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster
Sydney: Paramount Pictures film studio apologised on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept. 11 release date.
The poster went out in a tweet posted by the Australian Paramount Pictures Twitter account and also appeared on its official Facebook page, which has more than six million fans.
Both posts received a barrage of criticism and were deleted, though some screenshots were still being shared on social media.
"We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia," Paramount Pictures Australia said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
"Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offence and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use."
The live-action reboot, starring Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville and produced by "Transformers" director Michael Bay is due for release on Aug. 8 in the United States.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Ex-Army officers threaten to return JNU degrees against 'anti-national' activities in campus
- Really? Is this why Deepika Padukone not open about her alleged relationship with Ranveer Singh?
- Congress leader from Gujarat conspired to implicate Narendra Modi in Ishrat Jahan case: Ex-IB officer
- JNU row: Congress VP meets protesting students; ABVP raises black flags, shout "Rahul Gandhi Go Back"
- JNU protest: Kejriwal hits out at PM Modi, says targetting innocents will prove costly to him