Amazon To Pull ‘High Castle’ Ads Suggesting Nazis From NYC Subways

Amazon To Pull High Castle Ads Suggesting Nazis From NYC Subways | Variety

A furor appears to have stopped the F?hrer. Amazon Studios will pull ad signage from New York City subways that used insignia suggesting Nazi control to promote the streaming-video service's new drama, "The Man in the High Castle."

"Amazon has just decided to pull the ads," Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for New York City Transit and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said by email Tuesday. Executives at Amazon were not available for immediate comment.

The ads were part of a "wrap" of the New York City Shuttle, a subway line that runs between Grand Central Station and Times Square. "The Man In The High Castle" is an Amazon drama that has gained critical acclaim since Amazon released ten episodes earlier this month. Based on a 1962 novel by Philip K. Dick, "Castle" tells the story of people in the United States struggling in an alternate future in which the Axis powers won World War II.

42nd St shuttle to #TimesSquare covered in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan symbols for @amazonad. Is this ok?

-- Katherine Lam (@byKatherineLam) November 23, 2015

42nd St #shuttle covered w. Nazi and Japanese imperial signs inside & outside cars. Riders seem to not notice

-- Katherine Lam (@byKatherineLam) November 23, 2015

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