So Somebody At Amazon Thought It Was A Great Idea To Decorate The New York Subway As A Nazi Train... 5 years ago

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.

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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.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: A New York City subway car is covered in Nazi imagery to promote the new Amazon television series "The Man in the High Castle" on November 24, 2015 in New York City. Amazon has decided to pull the ads, which were placed on the 42nd Street Shuttle, which runs between Times Square and the transit hub Grand Central Terminal. The ads were pulled following an outcry from passengers and social media users. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: A New York City subway car is covered in Nazi imagery to promote the new Amazon television series "The Man in the High Castle" on November 24, 2015 in New York City. Amazon has decided to pull the ads, which were placed on the 42nd Street Shuttle, which runs between Times Square and the transit hub Grand Central Terminal. The ads were pulled following an outcry from passengers and social media users. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

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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."

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