angelina jolie might ooze hollywood glamour, but if she's armed and looking dangerous, the is not welcome in britain.
britain's media watchdog, the advertising standards authority (asa), has banned two s of jolie promoting the film "wanted" after up complaints that the images of the gun-toting glamorized the use of guns and violence.
one showed the crouching and a gun pointing upward while the other showed her lying on her back across a car's hood, brandishing guns.
the asa said it had received 17 complaints from people who thought the ads were irresponsible because they and glamorize gun crime at a time when there is increasing public concern in britain about it.
some also complained that the s for the high-tech action thriller co-starring james mcavoy and morgan freeman were unsuitable to be seen by children.
"we considered, that because the ads featured a glamorous , action poses, several images of or 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's maker, universal pictures, defended the s, the style of the advertisements reflected the film's comic-book roots and providing examples of other ads they believed were more and less stylized than their s.
universal pictures also said that the s were not placed near schools and appeared in the london underground system, which does not have a high proportion of children.
universal, owned by general electric co, said the s for the film, which was released in britain and the united states in june, were no longer being displayed, and there were no plans for their future use.
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