Ho-hum … 50 Cent ignites controversy

50_cent_poster_ukThis is so not shocking perhaps we shouldn’t even clutter our readers’ brains with it, but in the name of comprehensive coverage of the ad landscape, we’ll continue. Looks like the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority is publicly criticizing the poster for the soundtrack to 50 Cent’s movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” A similar poster, showing the rapper holding a gun and a baby, ignited controversy stateside when the movie was released here in October. In fact, about the only difference here is that when the ASA criticises an ad for glamorising violence, they do so with an “s” rather than a “z.”

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor