Period dramas are nothing new, but promoting those TV shows is always a bit dicey.
So it’s no surprise that people were outraged when Amazon decked out some NYC subway trains in Nazi propaganda in support of its new show Man in The High Castle. The program is an alternate-period piece that takes place in an America ruled by Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. While many passengers were likely too occupied by the stress of rush hour, it’s clear that some were outraged by the odd promotion.
Amazon must’ve known these images would drum up some sort of controversy – considering we’re talking about the Statue of Liberty draped in Nazi flags and giving a Nazi salute, nestled amongst imperialist Japan flags.
The Verge reports:
Amazon papered the seats with American flags based on Japan’s Rising Sun design and a modified version of the Nazi Parteiadler, its swastika replaced by a somewhat less fraught Iron Cross. The results drew consternation from some riders, as well as Anti-Defamation League regional director Evan Bernstein, who described Amazon’s campaign as exploitative.
The attention-grabbing promo set Twitter ablaze with reactions, ranging from angry to simply confused.
If you’re interested, you can stream the show on Amazon now.
SOURCE: Mashable, The Verge, Twitter | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform
Thousands Protest During #MillionsMarchNYC Against Police Brutality
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1. Thousands march together on their way to the NYPD headquarters.
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2. Thousands gather near the NYPD headquarters.
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3. A protester holds up a sign to stop police brutality.
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4. Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, and Nas help lead the march in NYC.
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5. Protestors march up 5th Avenue.
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6. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before marching uptown.
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7. Protestors lead by holding up a 'Black Lives Matter' banner.
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8. Picketed versions of the victims of police brutality are held up during the march.
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9. The Brooklyn Bridge gets shut down by protestors.
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10. A protestor holds up a focused 'We Demand Justice' sign
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11. Santa Con participants face the interrupting protests happening through the streets.
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12. An artist participates in the protest through creative expression.
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13. Thousands of different ethnicities and ages come together for the protests.
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14. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before the march.
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15. A protestor marches while in chains.
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16. Thousands march up 5th Avenue.
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17. Thousands march up 5th Avenue towards Union Square.
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