Complaints about images of war and violence have caused Sony to pull around 300 Killzone 2 advertisements from bus shelters in Toronto, Canada.
School teacher Davis Mirza is partially responsible for the ads being removed, having emailed Sony Computer Entertainment Canada after seeing shocking images of a "menacing head with glowing eyes" and scenes of war "like Iraq".
"My kids, who come from a lot of different countries, who have to experience violence, who basically come here to seek shelter and safety, that's the stuff they don't need to see," said the Grade 4/5 teacher at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School
Councilor Pam McConnell's office also requested that similar ads be removed from the Regent Park area of Toronto. Rather than deal with more whining, Sony went ahead and pulled all 300 ads from the area yesterday - several days before they were scheduled to come down anyway.
I'm not sure what surprises me the most here. The fact that Sony actually capitulated, or the fact that a school teacher thinks Helghan looks like Iraq.
Violent video game ads pulled from bus shelters [TheStar.com]