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Ex-Ninja Turtles Actor

Michael Bay is 'Sodomizing'

the TMNT Legacy

3/20/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The guy who voiced Michaelangelo in the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies is FURIOUS with Michael Bay ... claiming the director is "sodomizing" the franchise by changing "turtle" history in an upcoming flick.

The outrage stems from a comment Bay made about his upcoming live-action flick at a recent media event ... in which he said, "These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”

Of course, TMNT fans are FLIPPING OUT ... since everyone knows the turtles mutated during a brush with radioactive ooze after falling through a sewer ... duh.

One of those pissed off fans is voice-actor Robbie Rist ... who recently posted a letter to Bay stating, "You probably don't know me but I did some voice work on the first set of movies that you are starting to talk about sodomizing."

Rist added, "I know believing in mutated talking turtles is kinda silly to begin with but am I supposed to be led to believe there are ninjas from another planet? The rape of our childhood memories continues ... "

Still, Rist tells TMZ ... "Everything I have said here could be off base and wrong ... He has made WAY more money at this than I have."

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8:45 AM PT: Michael Bay has a few words for worried fans -- releasing a statement moments ago in response to the outrage ... urging them to chill the hell out.

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jeebus    

Wow, a little bit of my soul just died with this.

886 days ago
2.

oc    

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from out of space?

this movie already suck

886 days ago
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TV Gord    

Where did The Brady Bunch's Cousin Oliver learn so much about sodomy? (Maybe that's why he disappeared without a trace partway through the final season.)

886 days ago
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Lisa    

1.) Why would he change the basic premise of the storyline? Not that I'm a fan, but it does seem disrespectful to the original mythology 2.) Why all the sex references? Someone has a bit of a homoerotic fixation... The letter might have been a bit more effective w/o all the sodomy and rape talk... They both seem weird to me.

886 days ago
5.

Brad    

reading comments about how bad the Mass Effect 3 ending was bad enough, now I get this from some **** director who is gonna anal rape the ninja turtles.

I am going to hollywood and I will dismember michael bay.
have you ever seen game of thrones where the black knight guy decapitated his own horse? I imagined myself as the Black Knight (The Mountain) and the horse that got his head chopped off is michael bay.

886 days ago
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ExtraKetchup    

This Robbie fellow sounds like an strange bird, but if this is true about the alien race plot, that is really lame. You just don't mess with people's nostalgia, no matter how creative and witty you think your ideas are. It's just plain cruel.

886 days ago
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DJM    

Get ready for Teenage Alien Intergalactic Ninja Turtles...or better known as, TAINT.

886 days ago
8.

James25    

I'm with Robbie on this one. Michael Bay should stick with the original story.

886 days ago
9.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Is anybody surprise really? Michael Bay rapes every beloved franchise he touches, whether he's directing or just producing. I hope people boycott this.
I couldn't agree more with the voice actor.

886 days ago
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jayman419    

I can accept reboots that change the premise a bit, if it makes sense in a new continuity. Comics do it all the time.

But this seems like a case of "It's a great office, but sometimes, you have to change things that are perfectly good just to make them your own." I get that there was a recent nuclear disaster in a major market for live-action anthropomorphic animal action movies, but I don't think anyone is going to be unaware of the original version.

886 days ago
11.

birdman    

Michael Bay. Ruining our childhood memories one movie at a time.

886 days ago
12.

3Storms    

NERD FIGHT!!!!!

886 days ago
13.

just because    

I met Leonardo from the TMNT movie when I was 3.. I got his autograph..he was asian

886 days ago
14.

just because    

true story

886 days ago
15.

Criss    

Michael Bay must be stopped!

886 days ago
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