Following Outrage, Amazon Pulls Subway Ads Featuring Nazi Logos

New York City subway riders were shocked on Tuesday morning when they found themselves riding in a car emblazoned with Nazi symbols.

Amazon is pulling subway ads showing Nazi-inspired propaganda following outrage.

New York City subway riders were shocked on Tuesday morning when they found themselves riding in a car decked out with the Nazi-themed eagle, iron cross and symbols from Japan’s Imperial Army of World War ll. The symbols were on every seat in a train at the 42nd street shuttle at Times Square.

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The ads were for Amazon’s new program, The Man in the High Castle, a alternate history thriller that depicts an alternative America if we had lost the war.

Reaction was swift and intense.

One comment said: "Worst-taste marketing stunt ever?"

Another was: "What the Heil!"

So NOBODY at Amazon or whatever marketing firm thought putting a bunch of Nazi stuff on subway cars to promote "High Castle" was a bad move

November 24, 2015

Disgusting. NYC is getting paid to make Nazi seats on the subway for a viral TV ad campaign. https://t.co/6Lxq5xKgW8 pic.twitter.com/y6czsuEPwT

November 24, 2015

I can't imagine a meeting where no one thought to go "hey no don't wrap the subway seats in Nazi symbols guys"

November 23, 2015

An MTA spokesman said the campaign meets its guidelines for content-neutral ads.

"Unless you're saying that you believe Amazon is advocating for a Nazi takeover of the United States, then it meets the standards," the spokesperson said. "They’re advertising a show."

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But on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transit Authority said: "Amazon has just decided to pull the ads." 

A spokesman for the Anti-Defamation League of New York expressed concern about the context of the ads, saying: "On the television program which explains this is the notion of an America controlled by Hitler, you get that context. On the train a Nazi symbol is viscerally offensive."

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