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the brits are oddly uptight

March 19, 2009 | Uncategorized | editor | 0 Comments

A commercial for the DVD of the Angelina Jolie movie “Wanted” was pulled off the air in Britain today because some felt the ad glamorized violence.  This could devastate sales of the movie, especially if everyone agrees to unsee the ads they've already seen and then travel back in time to October, which is when the “Wanted” DVD was released in Britain.  The AP says…

The Advertising Standards Authority said the ad for the DVD version of “Wanted” breached ad codes and should not be broadcast.  The authority said the ad — which juxtaposes images of gun violence with Jolie showing off her bare back — “could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorizing the use of guns.”  It was unclear what practical effect, if any, the ruling would have. The "Wanted" DVD was released in Britain nearly six months ago.

Um, I just wanted to look at Angelina pictures.  I don’t actually care if she’s in trouble or whatever all that said, it’s not gonna change how I feel.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re in love.

(image source of Angelina filming “salt” = wenn)

Tags: angelina jolie



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