Latest ‘GTA’ ads pulled off Chicago buses

Gta4 You’d think the Chicago Transit Authority would have foreseen a conflict in putting Grand Theft Auto: IV ads on its buses. But that’s a moot point now, since the ads are being taken down after complaints by the local Fox affiliate. Apparently, a flurry of recent shooting incidents has made the Chicago area sensitive to openly advertising video games based around violence and car theft. They may be overreacting, and people are certainly right to ask whether the CTA rejects ads for rowdy movies or TV shows. But it’s not like this hoopla is without precedent. Look for a new tagline on the next sequel: “Steal buses just like this one in GTA: V!”

—Posted by David Kiefaber