This is not the kind of scandal you want to have little more than a week before your movie hits theaters.
Paramount Pictures Australia is in hot water after their Twitter account shared a poster for the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” TMZ reports.
But the Turtles themselves are not the problem, it’s that they’re jumping out of a burning building, while the tweet reads, “Check out the official poster for #TMNT in cinemas September 11!”
The tweet was quickly removed from the company’s account, but that hasn’t stopped the public outcry.
It’s likely that the film, which reunited director Michael Bay and Megan Fox, truly is coming out on that date in Australia, but “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will open in theaters on August 8 in the United States.
Paramount Pictures Australia still has a number of recent tweets about the project, mostly promoting the movie’s theme song.
“Shell Shocked” was recorded by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign, and the music video hit the web this week.
What do you make of the “TMNT” controversy?