Metro Los Angeles pulled bus ads for Fox’s new series “Red Band Society” after some activists complained it included offensive language geared toward Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, reports Deadline.com.
The ad that offended included a photo of Spencer with the words “scary bitch,” the story notes. The ads were pulled after being on the buses for months and a day after the show debuted.
Fox apologized for the issue. “We were notified this morning of the concern around the ads and immediately offered to remove the language,” a spokeswoman said. “Metro Los Angeles ultimately decided to take down the ads, and we respect that decision. We sincerely apologize if the copy was offensive to viewers.”