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Warner Bros. apologizes after ‘Barbenheimer’ tweets spark criticism in Japan

Los Angeles [US], August 2 (ANI): The Warner Bros. Film Group within the United States has issued a public apology about social media exercise regarding the ‘Barbenheimer’ meme, which has prompted outrage in Japan, Variety reported.

“Warner Brothers sincerely apologises for its recent insensitive social media engagement.” “The studio sincerely apologises,” the agency wrote in an e-mail to Variety on Tuesday.

This comes after public criticism of Warner in Japan, the launch of an internet petition in opposition to the studio, and an surprising step by Warner’s Japanese distribution arm.

Warner Bros. Japan issued an announcement on its official Japanese-language “Barbie” Twitter account on Monday, criticising the studio’s U.S. division for collaborating within the’Barbenheimer’ social media frenzy.

The “Barbie” US Twitter account has interacted with some fan posts relating to ‘Barbenheimer,’ which alludes to the simultaneous summer season releases of Universal’s “Oppenheimer” and Warner Bros.’ “Barbie.”Both movies have been launched on July 21 in North America and lots of abroad areas and shortly turned field workplace smashes. During their debuts, they helped propel the field workplace to its fourth highest-grossing weekend in historical past.

‘Oppenheimer’ has not but been launched in Japan, and no launch date has been set. While the movie debates the problem of whether or not bombings in the end saved lives and introduced world peace, the present conflict highlights the enduring sensitivity of the nuclear weapons debate in Japan, as per Variety.

According to some estimates, the 2 atomic bombs launched by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed as many as 250,000 individuals.

“We consider it extremely regrettable that the official account of the American headquarters for the movie ‘Barbie’ reacted to the social media postings of ‘Barbenheimer’ fans,” Warner Bros. Japan wrote in an announcement revealed on the ‘Barbie’ Japan Twitter profile. “We take this situation very seriously. We are asking the U.S. headquarters to take appropriate action. We apologize to those who were offended by this series of inconsiderate reactions. Warner Bros Japan.”In response to 1’Barbenheimer’ fan artwork poster depicting Margot Robbie’s Barbie perched on Cillian Murphy’s J. Robert Oppenheimer’s shoulders in entrance of a flaming atomic mushroom cloud, the ‘Barbie’ U.S. Twitter account tweeted, “It’s going to be a summer to remember.” Twitter, now generally known as X, up to date the tweet with a group remark explaining the historic background of the mushroom cloud image.

“At 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945 (Showa 20 Hiroshima for the first time in human history,” the Twitter notice reads. “The particular nature of the damage caused by the atomic bombs is that mass destruction and mass murder occurred instantaneously and indiscriminately.”In Japan, the’Barbenheimer’ craze has drawn criticism for trivialising the horrific disaster wrought by atomic bombs. In latest days, the hashtag NoBarbenheimer has been trending throughout the nation. (ANI)