Police officers carry guns. And, at least in ads for movies like The Other Guys, they brandish those guns while performing high-flying kicks. But not in San Francisco, where many posters for the movie feature deadly pepper spray in place of firearms.
All Other Guys ads on public transportation or in transit stations show a gun-less Will Ferrell armed with just pepper spray and his badge, while co-star Mark Walhberg has only his bare knuckles to fight crime.
“The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency does have an advertising policy that states ads should not appear to promote the use of firearms or advocate any violent action,” explains a rep.
‘The Other Guys’ Movie Poster Disarmed By Muni [SFWeekly.com]
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