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4 January 2006

BBC News

A poster of rapper 50 Cent holding a gun and a baby has been criticised for "glamorising" gun crime by the UK Advertising Standards Authority. The Get Rich or Die Tryin' advert might be seen as condoning the use of weapons, the industry watchdog ruled. The ad for his album and film sparked 17 complaints from people saying it was irresponsible or offensive. Advertiser the Universal Music Group said the image was meant to communicate 50 Cent's fight to escape the... (GunPolicy.org)

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