‘Ninja Turtles’ movie studio takes heat for 9/11-like poster

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Paramount Pictures in Australia tweeted this image for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Paramount Pictures in Australia tweeted this image for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Paramount Australia is facing harsh criticism  after sharing on Facebook and Twitter a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” poster that invoked memories of 9/11 with an image of an exploding building.

Paramount Australia’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have yet to explain the initial message or it’s subsequent removal.

True to form, social media quickly responded with outrage, pointing out similarities between the image and message combination alongside the real life horrors that occurred on September 11th, 2001.

The offending tweet and Facebook messages were soon deleted without comment. The Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” starring Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville, hits U.S. theaters Aug. 8.

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