Controversial Guns N' Roses Promo Being Modified

November 5, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Guns Roses-Graphic Promotion

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. (AP Photo/Courtesy Erik Kabik)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.