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Monday, November 27, 2006

Does my gun look big in this?

Remember this?:
US rapper 50 Cent has hit back at criticism that his film Get Rich Or Die Tryin' condones violence and gun crime...

The poster for 50 Cent's film soundtrack sparked 17 complaints

50 Cent, best known for his hits In Da Club and Candy Shop, added that the poster promoting his film was not the first to depict weaponry. ..

"Eighteen films that came out before mine utilised weapons on their artwork. But when mine comes out they start protesting.

"If it glamorises it when I do it, then it's glamorised period. So we should protest every time," said the performer, who added that he is no longer living the tough life of the ghetto.
Now compare this:
50 Cent is accusing Hollywood of double standards after seeing the new James Bond holding a gun in posters for Casino Royale - a year after billboards of him sporting a weapon caused a furore. The rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - is appalled by the fact no one has raised a fuss about Daniel Craig’s gun-toting posters when he was castigated for posing with a weapon in billboards for movie Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
Anybody wanna speculate what the difference might be?

Hat-tip: Pickled Politics.

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