Sunday, 22 March 2009

Jolie Banned Again

Universal Pictures - Wanted Poster (2008)Universal Pictures' movie Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie, recently ran afoul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for the second time. In September the ASA belatedly banned the film poster, because its images and text glamorised the use of guns (CLICK). On Wednesday it banned the TV commercial advertising the DVD release, because it gave the impression that "using guns was sexy and glamorous". Oh well, back to the drawing board, Universal. It's no good complaining that the ASA is being sexist. The entire advertising industry is sexist, using beautiful women to sell everything from cars to hairspray.


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