The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it backed 55 people who complained about posters for the thriller “Shoot ‘Em Up.”
The ads attracted complaints from people who said they were offensive and insensitive to those who had been affected by gun crime, citing the family of Rhys Jones, an 11-year-old boy who was shot dead on a street in Liverpool.
Here’s a crazy idea, guys. Instead of complaining about movie posters, why don’t you do something about the rising tide of violent crime in your country? Just a thought.
Unfortunately, banning movie posters that show people holding guns seems to be right in line with the British “action plan” about violent crime. It’s frustrating, because anyone with a brain can see that you can’t prevent crime by wishing hard; which seems to be exactly the tactic that the Brits are using these days. Instead of targeting violent offenders with serious jail time and harsh penalties, they appear to be interested only in appearing to do something about crime.