Everything you hold dear as an American is endangered by ... this poster.
OK, I'm exaggerating. But not by much:
Warner Bros. wants to avoid making a political statement in its ads for the movie "What a Girl Wants."
Print advertisements for the teen comedy originally featured a photograph of star Amanda Bynes wearing a tank top with an American flag on it and flashing the peace sign with her fingers as she stands between two British royal guards.
But with the war in Iraq sparking anti-war protests in the United States and abroad, Warner Bros. quickly changed the ad. The studio said Monday it feared the peace sign would be viewed as a political message.
New versions of the image feature Bynes with her right hand at her side, although many of the original posters already had been placed on billboards and buses before the change was made....
This ad is in a lot of bus kiosks here in Manhattan. I guess that explains why so many of us in New York are America-hating peacenik scum -- the ad is brainwashing us!