Ads Featuring Nazi Imagery Pulled From New York Subway

Ads for Amazon's The Man in the High Castle called 'irresponsible and offensive'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 25, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Ads Featuring Nazi Imagery Pulled From New York Subway
   (Ann Toback)

An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system. Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in Nazi regalia to promote an Amazon video series called The Man in the High Castle based on a novel by Philip K. Dick. The show depicts the aftermath of World War II as if the Axis powers triumphed. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, approved the ads, which first appeared earlier this month. The agency also initially defended the ads, saying they met its guidelines. But many public officials condemned them, with Mayor Bill de Blasio calling them "irresponsible and offensive." Officials confirmed Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered them removed. (More New York City stories.)

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