Paramount Pictures was forced to take down a poster of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after it generated an intense backlash for supposedly cashing in on the 9/11 tragedy.
On Tuesday, Paramount tweeted the poster in Australia with a release date at September 11 … and the poster showed the four ninja turtles jumping off a burning skyscraper.
Well this image angered many fans on Facebook and Twitter, with most of them assuming that the movie execs were trying to use the 9/11 memorial day to make some extra bucks.
Two hours into the backlash, Paramount took the image down.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released in the US in August 8.