Sket, the British urban film released this weekend has had two of it’s posters banned from being displayed on London Underground. The controversial posters have also been rejected from being printed in the Metro newspaper.
Sket, starring Ashley Walters and Skins star Lily Loveless, tells the predictable story of inner city violence, crime and gang culture in the Capital, but this time with lead roles being played by females. The two posters that have been banned from the tube station seem to have been deemed inappropriate by Transport for London.
The first poster shows images of the four main characters being caught on CCTV with the line above them reading, ‘Wanted in connection with having no hope and no opportunities’.
Underneath the girls is the line ‘Wanted in connection with having Broken Britain’ and pictures of MP’s Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown, Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Below the MP’s is the caption ‘Last seen trying to hug-a-hoodie and conning the British youth in to thinking that the Government actually cares. Sources suggest no hoodies have been hugged.’
The second poster features the female characters beating David Cameron to the ground. The line here reads ‘So Mr Cameron… do you still want to hug-a-hoodie?’
It’s pretty obvious that both advertisements for the film have been heavily influenced by British politics and the opinions of the youth of today, particularly since the riots in August, when Cameron made his famous ‘hug-a-hoodie’ comment.
However, we think they are drawing attention to important issues that need to be raised. So of course they have been banned.
What do you guys think of the controversial posters? Do they have a point? Have you been to see the film? Tell us what you thought