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New 'Mad Men' ad is raising eyebrows

  • Season five of AMC's 'Mad Men' starts March 25
  • Promotional poster shows a suited man falling from the sky
New 'Mad Men' ad is raising eyebrows

The countdown is on for the March 25 premiere of the new season of AMC's "Mad Men." Promotional posters are popping up showing a suited man falling head-first into the words "March 25" (thanks to reader Daniel Castan for sending this pic, which he snapped of a New York City bus stop).

If you're a fan of the show, you probably recognize the falling man from the show's opening credits. But if you're NOT a fan of the show, you might be scratching your head, wondering what IS that? The poster doesn't even have the show's name on it.

Take it a step further and you might draw this comparison between the ad and images from the 9/11 attacks on the Word Trade Center.

In a statement to HLN, AMC said:

"Mad Men's current advertising campaign features the iconic and signature image of a falling man from the series’ Emmy award-winning opening credits. The image of Don Draper tumbling through space has been used since the show began in 2007 to represent a man whose life is in turmoil. The image used in the campaign is intended to serve as a metaphor for what is happening in Don Draper's fictional life and in no way references actual events."

Do you see the resemblance and think the ad is in poor taste? Or are you a diehard fan who's just happy the show is (finally!) returning?


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