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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

'Doom' poster deemed too scary

From New Zealand's Stuff:

An advertising agency may be the victim of its own success with a ruling that a horror movie poster was too scary to be displayed at bus stops and on billboards. The Advertising Standards Complaints Board has ruled the placement of the posters – which were headed "No one gets out alive" and features a distorted evil-looking face of a monster for the movie Doom – failed to fulfil their social responsibility to consumers and society. Five people complained to the board that posters were likely to scare the complainants' young children and give them nightmares. "This is totally unsuitable to be seen in public places," one wrote.
Hat tip to Keith of Old Haunts for emailing me the link.


Blogger John said...

Shit,if I were a 12 year old or something maybe I'd be a little too freaked out to sit at the bus stop at 6:30 am,alone.

1/29/2006 03:35:00 AM  

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