Wednesday, July 07, 2004

UNHAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN: The Advertising Standards Authority have ticked off Outkast for an advert featuring Andre3000 holding a smoking gun - because "although [the ASA] considered that the advertisement was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence, the Authority considered that the poster could be seen to glorify gun use and concluded that it was irresponsible. Another complaint about the same ad - that it "promoted racial stereotypes" was dismissed with a wave of the hand.


2 comments:

Aaron said...

In all fairness, it was a bright pink gun. I think Ofcom got this one badly wrong.

Aaron said...

did I say Ofcom? Whoops..

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