UK Bans Jolie 'Wanted' Posters

Gun-toting ads too violent, promote guns
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2008 11:41 AM CDT
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, left, are shown in a scene from the film, "Wanted."    (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)
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(Newser) – The UK has banned racy ads featuring a gun-toting Angelina Jolie promoting her action flick Wanted, claiming that they glorify the use of firearms and violence, Reuters reports. Britain's media watchdog said it received complaints that the ads weren't suitable for children, especially during a time in which public opinion is sensitive to heightened gun violence.

"We considered, that because the ads featured a glamorous actress, action poses, several images of or related to guns and aspirational text, they could be seen to glamorize the use of guns and violence," said Britain’s media watchdog.