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Guns N' Roses Signage Upsets Vegas Residents

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Guns N' Roses are reuniting for a stint in Vegas, but not everyone is thrilled with the impression they've left so far -- a county commissioner had to apologize for putting up artwork from the band's debut 1987 album, "Appetite for Destruction," that showed what looked like a woman about to be raped. The art was modified from its original form to promote the show and to celebrate the renaming of a street in the city to "Paradise City Road," after a song on the album. The woman is lying on the ground with her clothes partially off and a robot-type-thing hovering menacingly above her. In Vegas, it was coupled with the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

The Huffington Post reports that the commissioner regrets that the imagery was used. It was on billboards, buses and cabs, and generated negative reactions not just from residents but from sexual abuse advocacy groups.