Oops: Ninja Turtles Make 9/11 Gaffe on Movie Poster

Paramount Australia tweets poster, promptly deletes it

By Shelley Hazen,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 29, 2014 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo have a bit of explaining to do. That’s because the Australian film poster for the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features the famous turtles falling from a burning building that has apparently just been rocked by an explosion ... and the opening date, prominently displayed below? That’s right—September 11, Sky News reports. Though the film premieres here in the US in August and in UK in October, its Australia premiere date falls on the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks, the Daily Mail reports. Paramount Australia tweeted the poster last night (the tweet has since been deleted) and was immediately barraged with social media anger. "September 11th? Exploding buildings? People falling out of them? Le sigh," reads one critique.

  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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