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The famed actress Octavia Spencer is a very in demand entertainer. She is best known for her role as Minny, the outspoken maid in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
The Hollywood Reporter is famed for celebrity agitation. This one will certainly drive controversy.
Following public outcry, Metro Los Angeles tweeted Thursday that they would be taking the ads down from their buses after the "community" aired their concerns to the Metro's board executive committee.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and the other board members communicated through Metro Los Angeles' Twitter handle that the "agency is sorry ad went up," promising that their "ad policy needs to be tightened to prevent ads with offensive language from being used in the future."
"We were notified yesterday morning of the concern around the ads, and immediately offered to remove the language," a Fox spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Metro Los Angeles ultimately decided to take down the ads, and we respect that decision. We sincerely apologize if the copy was offensive to viewers."
In July, FX pulled graphic ads of The Strain that featured a worm crawling through a human eyeball, which were used on billboards all over Los Angeles, after it angered the community.