The head of the Cartoon Network has resigned following a recent marketing stunt that caused a bomb scare across Boston last week.
Jim Samples, the Cartoon Network’s executive vice president and general manager, said Friday he felt “compelled to step down, effective immediately, in recognition of the gravity of the situation that occurred under my watch.”
Dozens of electronic signs like this one, which was hung beneath an overpass in Boston, sparked the bomb scare.
Two held after ad campaign triggers Boston bomb scare
POSTED: 1447 GMT (2247 HKT), February 1, 2007
BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) — Authorities have arrested two men in connection with electronic light boards depicting a middle-finger-waving moon man that triggered repeated bomb scares around Boston on Wednesday and prompted the closure of bridges and a stretch of the Charles River.
Meanwhile, police and prosecutors vented their anger at Turner Broadcasting System Inc., the parent company of CNN, which said the battery-operated light boards were aimed at promoting the late-night Adult Swim cartoon “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
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