Angelina Jolie “Wanted” poster banned in UK

September 4th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

The famous movie “Wanted” played by Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie boom in US but not being welcomed in UK; watchdog rules.

Britain’ s media watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upholding 17 public complaints that the images of the gun-toting actress glamorized the use of guns and violence, which is not suitable to be seen by children.

The image shows Jolie crunching and holding a gun and point upward and the other poster shows Jolie lying on her back across a car’s hood, brandishing guns.

The increasing public concern in Britain about gun crime of teenage, therefore ASA considered the poster glorify and glamorize gun crime as 17 people complained.

Some also complained that the posters of co-starring James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman , the high-tech action thriller were unsuitable to be seen by children.

“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,” the ASA said in an online ruling.

The film maker, Universal Pictures said the style of the advert reflected the film’s comic book roots and the story of a man’s journey from an office geek to action guy.

The ruling handed down Wednesday, which is seemed to be bit late. However Universal said poster which was released in June for both the countries, UK and US will be displayed no more and no plan for further use.

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