Amazon has a new show called Man in the High Castle. It's based on a novel by Philip K Dick. and tells of an alternate history in which the Axis powers won the second World War.
Apparently to advertise this show, Amazon reportedly has been...putting up imagery that resembles that of the Third Reich in New York City, including on buses and subway trains.
Well, obviously they knew this would get people talking. You can probably take a guess as to how it's going over. I'll let Twitter take it from here.
— zandy hartig (@zandywithaz) November 24, 2015
"FUN WAY TO REMEMBER THE DEATHS OF MY FELLOW JEWS" by @amazon, coming to a subway near you
— naomi (@naomicalhoun) November 24, 2015
Damn Amazon, are you trying to give all the old Jews in New York heart attacks? https://t.co/UXfkvJU2pD
— Josh Centers (@jcenters) November 23, 2015
— Randi L Klein (@doodlehedz) November 23, 2015
— German Trends (@Germanolizer) November 24, 2015
Amazon plastered New York transit with Nazi imagery and nobody is happy https://t.co/rXODhtEDYY
— Rob Cypher (@robcypher) November 24, 2015
Amazon’s latest promotional tactics have not been well received…could this be the “worst-taste marketing stunt ever?”https://t.co/nlDO39iwFP
— Farrer Kane (@FarrerKane) November 24, 2015
— Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) November 24, 2015
@DailyMail: New York subway trains transformed into Nazi carriages to promote new Amazon drama who seriously thought this was a good idea?
— Sarah Galvin (@sarawwrg221292) November 24, 2015
— Stephen Santangelo (@Citizen_Stephen) November 24, 2015
Lack of judgement much? Amazon Pays for Nazi Symbols on NYC Subways https://t.co/cf8Unn9COv
— Daniel Davey (@FirstDavey) November 24, 2015
— Laura A Jacobs LCSWR (@LauraAJacobsNYC) November 24, 2015
Most disgusting ad campaign ever! “Amazon covering New York subway trains with Nazi imagery.” https://t.co/IIhqiCI4Tp
— Jasper Meurs (@Jasper_Meurs) November 24, 2015
— MyJewishBooks.com (@MyJewishBooks) November 24, 2015
It would appear that people now know what Man in the High Castle is.