The tweet was quickly deleted, and on the DiGiorno Twitter account they explained that they "did not read what the hashtag was about before posting." As some type of weird penance, they also took it upon themselves to individually respond to every single angry tweet that they received. Considering that this is the Internet (we've already gotten 75 complaints about this article, and we haven't even finished writing it yet), they should be finished by the end of the second Sasha Obama administration.
Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles Re-Creates 9/11 in a Poster
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pretty terrible, but let's face it: it wasn't as bad as, say, 9/11. Well, someone in the marketing department saw an early cut and clearly disagreed.
The original version had Leo beheading Foot Soldiers on the way down.
Yes, that would be a New York City skyscraper exploding. With (turtle) people jumping out. And the words "September 11" written directly underneath. If you don't know why that's a potentially volatile combination of imagery, congratulations on being 5. The poster was pulled almost immediately after being posted online, although you probably already knew that if you were standing outside and heard the collective "Whaaaaaaaat?" reverberate around the planet.
Sure, this was an Australian poster (Sept. 11 was the release date there), but it was released online worldwide by Paramount's official social media accounts, run by people who presumably know what a 9/11 is. They either failed to look at the thing before uploading it or just assumed the Australian version of the movie was a lot darker and involved time travel.
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