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The Man in the High Castle ads, featuring Nazi imagery, pulled from NY subway

An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system.

Subway seats were wrapped in ads featuring Nazi and Imperial Japan insignias

Seats on New York's 42nd Street subway shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in ads featuring Nazi and Imperial Japan insignias promoting the Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered ad campaign removed. (Ann Toback/Associated Press)

An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system.

Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in Nazi regalia to promote an Amazon drama series called The Man in the High Castle, based on the 1962 novel by Philip K. Dick.

The show depicts the aftermath of the Second World War as if the Axis powers triumphed.

The Man in the High Castle, based on the writing of Philip K. Dick, depicts a world where the Axis powers won the Second World War. (Ann Toback/Associated Press)

The region's transit network, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, approved the ads, which first appeared earlier this month.

The agency also initially defended the ads, saying they met its guidelines.

But many public officials condemned them. Mayor Bill de Blasio called them "irresponsible and offensive."

Officials confirmed Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered them removed. 

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