Poster mocking JP Morgan suicide branded "a perverted joke"

By Rachel Bishop on May 12, 2014 4:07 PM |

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A poster featuring the Nike slogan 'Just Do It' against a picture reportedly showing a JP Morgan employee just before he fell to his death has been branded "a perverted joke."

The poster was spotted at a bus stop along Westferry Road, featuring a similar looking photo to one taken of Li Junjie just before he jumped from the top of JP Morgan's Hong Kong office.

The photo was tweeted today by @jlhkyyz just three days ahead of the inquest of Gabriel Magee, who fell to his death from JP Morgan's 33-storey Canary Wharf tower in January.

JC Deaux, who owns the advertising at the bus stop, Tower Hamlets Council and Canary Wharf Group were alerted to the poster today.

A council spokesperson said: "We have been alerted to a poster on a bus stop near Westferry. We have contacted the owners to ask them to urgently remove what appears to be an unauthorised poster."

Canary Wharf Group plc spokesperson said: "We have been notified of the insensitive poster at a bus stop near Westferry, which is not on the Canary Wharf Estate , however we do take this matter very seriously. The poster is in the process of being removed and we are working with London Borough of Tower Hamlets and TfL to investigate this matter."

JC Deaux did not wish to comment.