How to get rid of the old ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ poster from the ’60s
A poster for the film The Boys Don’t Die was pulled from the National Mall for a few days, because it made it look like the world had ended.
It was a controversial poster, featuring a scene of a dying soldier, with the words “It’s been so long since you cried,” above a soldier’s head.
In the film, an American soldier dies in the Vietnam War.
But in the original poster, he looks almost alive, and he has a smiling face.
The poster, which was removed by the Department of Transportation, made it seem like the war was over, while at the same time reminding Americans that there are still many casualties to be had in war.
The posters were removed by officials after it was discovered the posters were meant to represent a “war that ended,” and “a war that’s not over,” said Michael Ladd, an analyst with the National Park Service.