Las Vegas Politician Not A Fan Of Guns N’ Roses

This is offensive, apparently

At least that’s what I took away from this article.

A Clark County politician has come out and expressed his “remorse” over the county’s decision to temporarily rename Paradise Road to Paradise City Road — in honor of Guns N’ Roses’ first-ever residency there.

That Las Vegas residency — called “Appetite For Democracy” — is coming up, and this politician doesn’t like the ads he’s seen around town, promoting the shows.

Reports describe the ad as a “cartoon-like drawing [that] depicts a robotic monster lurking over a skeletal robot, with a disheveled woman sprawled on a sidewalk, her underwear pulled down below her knees and her blouse opened, exposing a breast.”

Any true GN’R fans recognizes that imagery as the original artwork for Appetite for Destruction.

But Commissioner Mary Beth Scow clearly isn’t a GN’R fan.

Scow represented the county at a ceremony commemorating the temporary name change, but said she was unaware of the ad, which is being used in mainstream advertising, including newspaper promotions and taxicab placards.

“I hadn’t seen the advertising before the media event,” she told local news outlets. “It’s clearly inappropriate. Maybe it’s the risk of doing business with a rock band, but I guess we’ll have some remorse over this decision. It’s a lesson learned.”

GN’R’s residency kicks off tonight.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.