Amazon quickly pulls plug on subway campaign with Nazi imagery

A campaign running in the New York City subway promoting "The Man in the High Castle" with Nazi and Imperial Japanese imagery met a quick end on Tuesday.

Amazon has reportedly decided to pull wrap-around subway advertising in New York City promoting its program "The Man in the High Castle" after some commuters were outraged about its Nazi imagery.

The show depicts an alternative history in which Japan and Nazi Germany won World War II and partitioned the US mainland into two occupied zones.

Yet while the show has garnered positive reviews, the subway campaign had the opposite effect, with many saying on Twitter that the push was inappropriate.

A spokesperson for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority told media outlets on Tuesday that Amazon decided to end the campaign.

Critics ranging from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to the Anti-Defamation League had said Amazon Should pull the ads.

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