What is another day without another internet drama. It seems some veiled reference to 9/11 in the latest promotional poster for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the movie is causing a stir. Check out the details below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
There are certain movies that seem to court controversy. They find a polarizing subject, and they release marketing materials in order to generate headlines. Stirring the pot is the basic marketing strategy. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not one of those movies. In fact, the flick’s basic existence is likely owed to good vibes and the marketing power of nostalgia. Unfortunately, controversy has still followed the movie at every turn, and now, thanks to an ill-advised marketing choice, the headlines are continuing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to be released on August 8th in the United States. It will follow a little more than a month later in Australia. More specifically, it will follow on September 11th, a date which holds great significance as a result of the terrorist attacks on New York City. Whoever put together the marketing materials, however, didn’t necessarily make that connection, and as a result, the officially released poster contained that date and a large picture of the Turtles jumping off a burning building in NYC.