NO-ONE should be blamed for an insensitive film poster displayed at Stockwell Underground station, watchdogs said last night.
The Advertising Standards Authority received hundreds of complaints over the poster for the terrible film Righteous Kill, which carried the slogan, 'Sometimes it's okay to shoot Brazilians'.
But the ASA ruled that while it was clear that individual people had made the film, designed the poster and then decided to put the poster in Stockwell tube station, no-one was actually to blame for putting the poster there.
A spokesman said: "These people were forced to make a series of split-second decisions over a period of about six months."
But Tom Logan, a human rights lawyer, said: "There's a big sign outside that says 'Stockwell', which means it's very difficult to confuse it with any other tube station.
"Stockwell tube station did not ask for this, it was not acting in a provocative way, it was just going about its daily business of being a tube station.
"More importantly, the poster company had plenty of time to stop it and ask 'excuse me, what tube station are you?'.
"If it shrugs, looks a bit confused and answers you in Brazilian then you probably shouldn't cover it in a great big poster."