Friday, March 2, 2012

Mad Men adverts 'tasteless' say 9/11 families

New Yorkers say Mad Men creators should not have used the 'falling man' image in their latest campaign for the hit US TV show.

Adverts for the television series Mad Men are "cruel and insensitive" says the daughter of a victim of the terrorist attacks of September, 2001.

The posters show Mad Men's main character Don Draper (played by actor John Hamm) falling from a great height on a white background that invokes a skyscraper.

Although this is a reference to the opening sequence of the show, which follows the raddled lives of American advertising executives in the 1960s, some New Yorkers claim that placing the image near Ground Zero is disrespectful to the memory of those who jumped from the Twin Towers rather than face a worse death. Read More