San Francisco Disarms ‘The Other Guys’

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

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How I picture their modified poster:



Monte September 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation were recently allowed to post an ad that definitely promotes the use of firearms. :D


Admin (Mike) September 3, 2010 at 07:30 pm

Thanks for the tip Monte, I wrote something up on that a couple days ago. Pretty big victory for them!


Monte September 3, 2010 at 08:14 pm

No problem. I saw that! It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. I wonder if the city will pull the ads. If so, SAF seem ready and more than happy to sue:


Admin (Mike) September 4, 2010 at 02:36 am

Yea that will be interesting. If that happened I forsee another constitutional smackdown occurring in CA haha


Chase September 16, 2010 at 03:47 pm

I saw this movie, it was AWFUL.


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