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Edited by Sly Instinct: 7/31/2014 10:43:48 PM
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Ninja Turtle poster removed for "referencing" 9/11

[url=http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-poster-withdrawn-over-911-concerns/#/0]link[/url] [spoiler]Paramount Pictures Australia is apologizing for and immediately discontinuing a poster from the upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film that contains an image reminiscent of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy. On the Australia poster, the four hero turtles are shown jumping out of an exploding skyscraper with the Australia release date of Sept. 11 in red lettering below. “We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia,” said Tom Roache, head of publicity for Paramount Pictures Australia, in an email. “Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use.”[/spoiler] Would you say this is political correctness gone too far?
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  • Nope. Not referencing it at all. It's just 'Muricans getting butthurt as usual.
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  • So, the Australian release date is September 11th, the american release date is August 8th. The average american public would not have seen this if it weren't for butthurt-prone morons bitching about it on social media. Yeah, the PC guys DID go too far on this one.
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  • Wut
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  • That's ridiculous. A building blowing up is automatically tied to 9/11 nowadays and it's just plain stupid to be offended by something like this. Might as well get rid of all pictures of planes and cities while you're at it.
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      Ktan Dantaktee
      Ktan Dantaktee

      See you, space cowboy. - old

      This is pathetic.
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    • Nobody complained about the map in Halo: Reach. I don't see why we'd be bitching now.
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      Lord of Admirals
      Lord of Admirals

      As I suspected, nothing but a man. - old

      At first I thought it was stupid they discontinued it. Didn't realize the release date was 9/11. Makes a lot more sense.
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      • So basically, building + explosion = 9/11 reference? 9/11 was 13 years ago for god sake, Get over it.
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        • It's crazy that it's such a big deal because it's really not. Sure maybe it wasn't the best idea to have a movie poster with an exploding building with 9/11 as the release date but people need to let it go now and not take everything so seriously. Osama is dead guys.
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          • I really hate political correctness. People need to grow a thicker skin and stop being so damn sensitive.
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          • Political correctness is a cancer.
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          • What if I said I didn't care about 9/11 but I'm American. •_•
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          • I laughed a bit too hard when I saw that poster. But honestly having a poster with an exploding building and the date September 11 on it is a bad idea.
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            TribleDuker
            TribleDuker

            Things are getting Frosty - old

            Oh my god, Someone that is American, call them up and let them know, we don't care and that image has nothing to do with 911. Now I want to buy that poster though since this issue gives it value. Get me that poster!
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          • I never would have caught that refrence without their help actually. I'm fine with the political correctness but srsly, no need to go ahead and type up an apology if nobody caught the mistake. Anyway this was a better advertising stunt than the actual poster. I had no idea this movie was almost out. Thought they were still filming lol.
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          • lolpoliticalcorrectness
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          • [b]IT'S THE ILLUMINATI REMINDING US WHO HOLDS THE REAL POWER! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!![/b]
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          • Ha.
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          • no one really cares about 9/11 anymore, I mean it was almost 13 years ago...shit happens.
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            • People are so -blam!-ing sensitive.
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            • Man people are so pathetic and sensitive sometimes.
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            • I can see that they don't want to offend anyone and I respect them for that.
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              • I would say that this is a stupid reason to remove a poster but the release date [i]is[/i] September 11th. That being said, I couldn't care less whether it's removed or not.
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              • It's just a -blam!-ing poster.
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              • Look at you. Like fat Dathrasi you feed, and feed, and complain only when your meal is interrupted. You do not look up. You do not see that the grass is bare. All you leave in your wake is misery. You are blind; I will make you see!
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