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    Posted April 1, 2012 by
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    20th Century Fox's 'Neighborhood Watch' Inappropriate Display

     

    Call it bad timing, if you will, but 20th Century Fox needs to pull this inappropriate lobby display for their upcoming movie Neighborhood Watch everywhere, not just Florida.

     

    I was at my local theater, when I asked a manager, if they were responsible for this lobby display. He told me that the theater gets the displays and puts them up because the studios will come in and check to see if they are up. He also told me that 20th Century Fox called for the same displays taken down in Florida. I checked it out and found that E! Online reported a few days ago that indeed these displays were taken down in Florida. (http://www.eonline.com/news/trayvon_martin_fallout_fox_scraps_spots/304385)

     

    I told the manager that I understood, but to keep it on his radar that indeed the display is inappropriate. Now, I know the movie has nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman, but indeed if you look at the poster riddled with bullet holes you can see why it's in poor taste. Look a little closer you can see green slime, which is suppose to allude to the plot of the movie of an alien invasion, not very well I might add.

     

    20th Century Fox knows that this display is not appropriate that is why they took them down in Florida, but I argue it is not only Florida that is outraged by the recent killing of Trayvon Martin and all displays need to be brought down across America.

     

    This is not the first time Ben Stiller has had bad timing with current events. The movie Zoolander that came out shortly after 9/11 did not have time to re-edit the film cutting out the shots of the Twin Towers, which actually heard applause when the Towers were seen in the film.

     

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