With IT: Chapter Two already a certified box office juggernaut around the world, word has come that some parents are safeguarding their children from one particular element of the movie: the poster.

According to LADBible, parents in Brisbane, Australia recently filed complaints to Ad Standards over giant posters for Warner Bros.’ horror tentpole IT: Chapter Two claiming the poster–a close-up image of Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgard)–is giving their children nightmares.

Despite this, Ad Standards revealed they have no plans of removing the posters, stating  that the company “generally has no jurisdiction over the placement or timing of advertisements, except when considering the use of language or sex, sexuality or nudity in advertising.”

Some parents have taken their grievances of the infamous horror villain to the news media.

“Some people do enjoy going to horror movies and that’s fine and that’s their choice, and I understand that but we’re not choosing to see this poster,” one concerned parent expressed to Queensland 9News.

IT: Chapter Two stars Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, James Ransone, and James McAvoy.


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