'The Other Guys' Movie Poster -- With Guns -- on Muni Due to Snafu
|This adheres to Muni rules...|
Muni officials explained to us that the agency's rules for advertising prohibit promoting "the use of firearms" or "imminent lawlessness or violent actions." So it came as a surprise to subsequently see The Other Guys posters -- with guns -- on both Muni shelters and buses. When asked why the standards for advertising in a Muni station are apparently different than those for a bus shelter or bus, Muni spokesman Paul Rose looked into the matter. Now he has an answer: Whoops!
While Muni brass approved the version of the ad featuring Wahlberg putting up his dukes and Ferrell wielding a can of pepper spray, Muni's contractor, Titan Outdoor, placed the gun-toting ads on both shelters and buses. "That ad should not have been posted," says Rose. "The final that we saw included the pepper spray version. These were posted after we saw the other draft."
|...And this does not|
Hopefully, the San Francisco denizens who saw the earlier version of the ad won't think Muni promotes firearms, imminent violence, or lawless actions.
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