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Artists Angry Over Bronx Mural Use in J.Lo Ad

The TATS Cru artists say their mural was used in the background of a Fiat ad without their permission



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    "I Love the Bronx" graffiti mural by TATS Cru. Courtesy TATS Cru.

    Some Bronx graffiti artists are angry that their mural was used without their permission in a car commercial featuring Jennifer Lopez.

    The ad for the Fiat Cabrio has drawn criticism because some scenes where Lopez is supposedly driving through her old neighborhood in the Bronx were actually shot in Los Angeles.

    The ad features a mural that says "I love the Bronx." The New York Post says the mural is by the graffiti artists TATS Cru.

    TATS Cru artist Wilfredo Feliciano tells the Post that no one from the group was contacted about using the mural. He says the image is copyrighted.

    A spokeswoman for Fiat said the company is investigating whether the image was "appropriately secured."