So Somebody At Amazon Thought It Was A Great Idea To Decorate The New York Subway As A Nazi Train...
Well that’s more than a bit awkward.
Ads for an Amazon.com Inc series have been pulled from a New York City subway line after causing a bit of controversy.
The new show, The Man In The High Castle, basically explores the idea of what would have happened if the Nazis had won World War 2.
While the plot sounds pretty fascinating, it didn’t go down too well at all though when someone at the studios decided it would be a good idea to put Nazi imagery all over a subway train.
The ads were wrapped around all of the seats, walls and ceilings of the line between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.
It is unclear whether the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) or the company themselves asked for the removal of the ads, but the train was taken out of service after rush hour in order to take down the ads.
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) November 23, 2015
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had called on Amazon to take down the ads stating that they were “irresponsible and offensive to World War II and Holocaust survivors, their families and countless other New Yorkers."