Wanted Movie posters "glamorize violence" in UK

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From BBC News:

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that the posters were not suitable to be seen by children.

It added that the use of a glamorous actress, gun images and aspirational text “could glamorize violence”.

Typical Hollywood trigger finger

It seems they can’t stop at banning guns, they need to ban photos of them as well.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Steve jones Steve jones on Apr 06, 2010

    Since WW2 the ruling elite in the UK have a history of banning everything in the hope that this will deal with the problem of the moment be it drugs, voilence, driving too fast etc. etc. When this doesn't work instead of taking a fresh unbiased look at the that particular problem they bring in another more stringent ban. When that doesn't work ..... you get the picture. If I live long enough I am convinced that I will have to live on souip because a knife and fork will be deemed to be too dangerous for a private citizen to own! One of these days - after they have disbanded the army because it is too dangerous for them to be armed - some totalitarian group will be able to tske over the country with catapults!

    PS Like the one about the UK being where Great Britain once was. Sad but oh so true

  • AK(TM) AK(TM) on May 05, 2010

    A violent movie that uses violence has a movie poster that has 2 characters with guns on it????? OH NOES.