11/25/2015 06:07 EST | Updated 11/25/2015 06:59 EST

Ads Featuring Nazi Imagery Pulled From NYC Subway

The ads were promoting an Amazon video series.

NEW YORK — 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 images to promote an Amazon video series called "The Man in the High Castle.'' The show depicts the aftermath of World War II as if the Axis powers triumphed.

The campaign promoting the Amazon video series called "The Man in the High Castle," featuring Nazi imagery. (Photo: Anne Toback/AP via CP)

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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