'Goon' posters yanked from Montreal subway
Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Jay Baruchel, and Seann William Scott arrive to promote their new movie 'Goon' at the Montreal premiere, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, February 24, 2012 5:04PM EST
MONTREAL - First Toronto, now Montreal.
"Goon," a movie tribute to hockey's enforcers, is being bodychecked by Montreal's transit commission.
A poster featuring star Jay Baruchel has been pulled from the subway system after the commission deemed it to be offensive.
Commission spokeswoman Isabelle Tremblay says a handful of complaints were received about the poster and that material considered sexist is not tolerated.
The poster in question shows Baruchel making a sexually suggestive gesture with his fingers and tongue.
The move comes within days of a similar decision by the Toronto Transit Commission, which pulled the posters the same day the film premiered in that city for the same reason.