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Rose Tattoo Frontman "Angry" Anderson Criticised By Australian Senator

News.com.au is reporting:

'80s rocker Angry Anderson famously sang 'We Can't Be Beaten' in his days fronting ROSE TATTOO.

Now that could be the motto for pokie giant Aristocrat after he allowed his image to be used to create a Rose Tattoo-themed machine.

The former wildman, famous for his all over tattoos, has become better known in recent times for his charitable works over the past 20 years than for fronting the famous rock band itself.

However anti-gambling senator Nick Xenophon said Anderson's decision to allow the machine to show his photo was "a mistake he should back away from".

"Putting his name on a poker machine is quite different to endorsing a T-shirt or a soft drink," he said.

"Angry should have stuck to helping disadvantaged people.

"Now he is helping people to become disadvantaged."

Anderson was unavailable for comment yesterday. He is currently raising more money for charity through the Variety Club Bash.

Rose Tattoo's manager Stephen White said having their image on a poker machine "has nothing to do with a personal opinion on the gambling industry".

"This is just a business thing," he said. "There's no way he Mr. Anderson can be perceived as condoning gambling."

Source: News.com.au

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