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Warner Bros. Apologizes After ‘Barbenheimer’ Posts Spark Criticism From Studio’s Japan Unit

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2023
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The Warner Bros. Film Group in the U.S. has made a public apology about social media activity concerning the “Barbenheimer” meme that has caused major offence in Japan.

“Warner Brothers regrets its recent insensitive social media engagement. The studio offers a sincere apology,” the company said in a statement emailed to Variety on Tuesday.

The move follows criticism of Warner by members of the public in Japan, the start of an online petition against the studio and an unusual maneuver by the Japanese distribution arm of Warner.

Warner Bros. Japan on Monday posted a...

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