Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort's Intimate Fault in Our Stars Poster Slammed For "Offensive" Tagline

Entertainment Dec. 18, 2013 AT 2:15PM
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort film A Fault in our STars The Fault in Our Stars film adaptation releases its first poster featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. Credit: FERRY DE KOK/BSPSYNDICATION/NPG.COM

Upon first glance, the Fault in Our Stars film adaptation nailed its first poster with an intimate close-up of the story's two central characters -- Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort). Click here to see the poster.

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In the poster, the couple lies on the ground nestled next to each other as Woodley smiles through her breathing tube. 

Although they look far healthier and happier than the raw, pessimistic cancer patients and young lovers portrayed in the book, but the core, romantic sentiment is understood. 

More perplexing? The poster's tagline: "One Sick Love Story." 

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The line comes off as blunt and jarring to those who connected with the painful story. Fans have already started complaining on Twitter calling it "glib" and "offensive," but neither the book's author, John Green, nor the film's director, Josh Boone, has commented on the decision yet.

Woodley, 22, has been on the rise in the film industry after 2011's The Descendants, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She appeared in the indie love story The Spectacular Now and is set to star in the film adaptation of the popular Divergent books. Elgort, 19, is a relative newcomer. His first big role was in 2013's remake of Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, where he played Carrie's ill-fated prom date Tommy Ross. He will star alongside Woodley in 2014's Divergent

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The Fault in Our Stars hits movie theaters June 6, 2014.

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