by Dan Wilbur

You may have heard that Paramount apologized for "inadvertently" depicting the events of September 11th on a poster for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Here is the poster if you haven't seen it:

I would be willing to give the studio the benefit of the doubt if it weren't for the fact that this kind of advertising has been used by Hollywood for years. For some reason big studio advertisers think they can pull the wool over our eyes and we won't be able to see how they're exploiting tragedies in their promotions just to get some extra attention. Take a look: