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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Studio Deletes

Offensive 9/11 Tweet

7/29/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 911Paramount Pictures Australia quickly deleted a tweet promoting the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie ... featuring the turtles falling from an exploding building ... and a release date of 9/11. 

The tweet was posted Tuesday morning and it didn't take long for Twitter users to see what apparently the entire marketing department did not. Retweets included: "WOW. Someone's getting fired for this" ...  "Did Paramount really think this was a suitable poster for a movie release on September 11th?" and "'Too soon?' 'Nah, who cares.'"

update_graphic_red_barA rep for Paramount Australia tells TMZ, "We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia. Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use."

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Jennifer    

Oh good lord. I wouldn't even have noticed that. People get their panties in a twist over anything.

85 days ago
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Sin D    

Proooooobably not a good idea Mr. Movie Promotional Advertising Creator Dude.

85 days ago
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Jay    

Its Paramount Pictures Australia. Key word Australia. 9/11 to them is just another day. People need to relax & realize that date is only a big deal to us in the U.S. & not everywhere else.

85 days ago
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braintrain    

Is it just me or do people now adays aggressively look for a reason to be offended?

85 days ago
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ó|ó    

THIS is whi, THIS, so they can get FREE PROMO from articles about the ''mistake''.
NO MISTAKE! An abuse of tragic event deliberately used for PR.
SHAMELESS
NEVER taking any kids to see THAT movie! EVER.

85 days ago
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the Biebs    

It was probably a mistake Don't think it was ment to offend anyone.

85 days ago
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Observer999    

Oh boohoo.... so no one can ever do anything fun on 9/11 again. Get over yourselves, Americans. If other countries 'moaned' on every date where Americans had attacked and killed their countrymen, the calendar would be full.

85 days ago
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Luke    

It was paramount Australia not for Americans to see or take offense to. Wasn't meant as a joke or hurt someone feelings get over yourself.

85 days ago
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billson1234    

Everything offense these days soon blinking your eyes will be offensive

85 days ago
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R    

We need to move past it and stop being sensitive about stuff like this. Did it take 13 years for Pearl Harbor?

85 days ago
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Rigby    

I didn't think anything of it when I first saw the poster...... wtf is wrong with people today

85 days ago
12.

stamos    

Tmnt power

85 days ago
13.

Colombian necktie    

Tmnt have been for too long

85 days ago
14.

whyumad    

A jew made this

85 days ago
15.

*Who Carez Bitch*    

Whoever made this poster needs to go **** themselves! SMFH -_-

85 days ago
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