While wuss-i-fied cities like Miami and Chicago have pulled their Grand Theft Auto IV bus advertisements, the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA, is standing strong, and vows to keep the controversial promotions on their public transportation vehicles. SEPTA (the city's public transportation arm) will not be pushed around:
SEPTA officials would not be interviewed, but they issued a statement saying while some might consider the game offensive, “the advertisement is not.”
The ad campaign is slated to run for six weeks, with 350 posters on buses and other locations, generating $83,000 in revenue for SEPTA.
GamePolitics: Philly Transit Authority Says GTA IV Ads Will Stay