Cinema poster causes outrage

PUBLISHED: 18:18 06 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010

The poster in question

The poster in question

A CINEMA poster has caused outrage among residents for its insensitive content. One side of the poster, for new film Shoot em Up, shows British actor Clive Owen brandashing a gun while the other displays another man aiming two guns. David Gleghorn of Kipl

A CINEMA poster has caused outrage among residents for its insensitive content.

One side of the poster, for new film Shoot'em Up, shows British actor Clive Owen brandashing a gun while the other displays another man aiming two guns.

David Gleghorn of Kipling Road, Royston, and other residents have complained to the Advertising Standards Agency about the posters.

They have been placed on a bus shelter in Melbourn Road, Royston.

Mr Gleghorn said: "It's unbelievable how insensitive the posters are in the current climate of gun crime.

"And that they are in such a prominent position for children to see."

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has recieved 22 complaints about the poster.

An ASA spokesman said: "The complaints mainly concerned the glamourising of guns especially with the use of guns and knives in the news at the moment.

"We are looking into the complaints and need to establish whether there are grounds for an investigation or not."

In the past two weeks, three people have been shot and killed in gun crime incidents.

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