I still haven’t got around to see the Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell movie ‘The Other Guys’ (trailer here), looks pretty funny though.
What is also funny is that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency apparently has an advertising policy that states ads should not appear to promote the use of firearms or advocate any violent action.
Because of that you end up with normal movie posters like this….
being “tamed” for the transit depots by photoshopping some pepper spray in as a gun substitute:
Wahlberg is apparently only sporting bare fists on his half of the poster.
The one thing I find funny is that Will Ferrell and Marky Mark actually are playing cops in this movie, and are even flashing their shields on the poster. It’s not like they are dressed as thugs or otherwise. Last time I checked San Francisco police still openly carry guns, and I’m pretty sure people aren’t bursting into tears of fear when they see one of them around.
In an interesting double standard, the SFweekly blog reports that the regular non photoshopped poster is being used on the sides of all the public transit vehicles.
If it even prevented one persons feelings from being hurt I guess they can consider it a job well done :roll:. They better get cracking on those public transit movie posters though, god knows what will happen if they roll past some hippie hangout.
Source – SFWeekly
All this insanity makes me wonder what the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency would have done if they were approached to advertise for the movie “The Expendables“
How I picture their modified poster: