When the first Spider-Man: Homecoming poster was released, it didn’t exactly illicit positive feelings. In fact, it was mocked and parodied non-stop for its less than impressive photoshop. Apparently, The Himalayan Times, a Nepalese newspaper, didn’t get the memo because it used one these parody posters on an issue that featured a gawking Batman and Donald Trump.
The poster in question was first created by Reddit user Mike Mitchell who posted The Himalayan Times’ use of the poster on Twitter. It’s quite confusing to think no editors at the Nepalese newspaper were able to discern that this was obviously a parody poster. It features a wide-mouth Batman, the famed Donald Trump picture with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulazizin and the blue orb and Pauly Shore striking a pose circa Encino Man era. How this was missed is beyond me.
A newspaper in Nepal used my photoshopped Spider-Man poster. (Via Reddit) pic.twitter.com/kXFBnPonCD
— Mike Mitchell (@sirmitchell) July 8, 2017
It’s quite an embarrassing fiasco for a newspaper to make. But we must admit, it is also quite funny.
The Himalayan Times issue that featured the parody poster was for July 7 when Spider-Man: Homecoming hit theaters. In fact, MovieWeb is reporting the digital version of the issue is still displaying the parody poster.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, for its part, has been a resounding success worldwide since being release, fake parody posters be damed.