BACKLASH

Fox Yanks ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Ads

Any other year Neighborhood Watch would have been just another goofball summer comedy starring Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill. But with the nation outraged by the killing of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida last month, 20th Century Fox has opted to pull trailers and posters for the movie from Florida. There’s no plan to shelve the movie, which is set to hit screens July 27. “We are very sensitive to the Trayvon Martin case,” Fox explained, “but our film is a broad alien-invasion comedy and bears absolutely no relation to the tragic events in Florida.”