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Controversial Guns N' Roses promo being modified

This Monday Oct. 29,2012 photo provided by Erik Kabik shows the street sign after a ceremonial street renaming of Paradise Road to Paradise City Road in Las Vegas. A county commissioner in Las Vegas says she regrets the board temporarily renamed a street in honor of Guns N' Roses after finding out about the band's suggestive publicity artwork. Ads promoting the band's four-week run at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino depict a disheveled woman who appears to be sexually assaulted beneath the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. (Associated Press file photo)
This Monday Oct. 29,2012 photo provided by Erik Kabik shows the street sign after a ceremonial street renaming of Paradise Road to Paradise City Road in Las Vegas. A county commissioner in Las Vegas says she regrets the board temporarily renamed a street in honor of Guns N' Roses after finding out about the band's suggestive publicity artwork. Ads promoting the band's four-week run at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino depict a disheveled woman who appears to be sexually assaulted beneath the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. (Associated Press file photo)
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012 09:03 am
LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas resort criticized for a suggestive ad campaign promoting Guns N' Roses shows is apologizing for the flap and changing the artwork.Ads for the band's four-week run at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino depicted a disheveled woman who appeared to be sexually assaulted beneath the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.

The artwork came to the attention of county commissioners after they temporarily renamed a street Paradise City Road in honor of the band's famous song.

Rape crisis groups decried the campaign, saying it glorified domestic violence and could re-traumatize victims.

The Hard Rock issued a statement saying it regrets that the campaign offended members of the community, and it started modifying the ads Friday.

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