To: Sajid Javid, Secretary of State (Culture, Media & Sport)

Stop the portrayal of guns & knives in film and game advertising

Stop the portrayal of guns & knives in film and game advertising

Ban the use of guns and knives when promoting films, TV shows and video games through the use of TV, web, media and poster adverting.

Why is this important?

We can't stop violence in films, TV shows and video games but we can stop the glorification of that violence using guns and knives in adverts in media streams and posters. Knife and gun crime is on the increase and the message from these adverts is that it is OK to use them. If you choose to watch a film, TV show or play a video game then fine, but advertising is usually seen by all ages indiscriminately. Please help ban the use of guns and knives in all forms of adverting.


Reasons for signing

  • There are too many ways in which the mainstream media glorify knives, guns and criminal behaviour. It has become a big part of youth culture especially, so is it any wonder hundreds of thousands of people walk around carrying knives? They're not cool.

Updates

2017-10-31 23:58:16 +0000

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