Ads for Fox’s ‘Red Band Society’ Yanked After Complaints

Sep 19, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.”

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  1. I watched the show and it seems to be pretty good, (so it will probably be cancelled) and on the air, Octavia Spencer was carrying a cup upon which was written “Scary Bitch”. So…. some people didn’t see the show and were offended by taking the ad out of context.

    To you people who complained, I say “Oh wah. Get a life.”

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