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Batman ads pulled from TV

July 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM   |   Comments

HOLLYWOOD, July 21 (UPI) -- Television networks have pulled ads for Batman because they felt it was inappropriate to run them alongside news reports of the Colorado theater shootings.

NBC network and the NBC station group pulled all advertising for "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" Friday morning, shortly after the shooting in Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 58, The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday.

Not long after, the network received calls from the advertising agency representing Warner Bros., also asking for the ads to be removed, a source, whose name was not reported, told THR.

Batman ads were also pulled from the air by ABC, CBS and ESPN, the Los Angeles Times reported.

TMZ reported Warner Bros. gave orders to edit all Batman trailers to remove images and references to guns out of sensitivity to Friday's shooting.

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