Fake Purple Hearts Removed

By: AP
By: AP

The producers of "Wedding Crashers" have yanked from the movie's Web site a printable Purple Heart advertised as a gimmick to pick up women and get free drinks.

The move came after complaints from Colorado Congressman John Salazar.

The movie characters -- played by Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn -- use the medals to pick up women. But advocates for a bill introduced by Salazar say it's no joke because impostors also use the fake medals or fraudulent stories of medals to get ahead in business.

Wearing, manufacturing, buying, selling or trading a Medal of Honor is a crime. Salazar's Stolen Valor Act would expand the law to include more medals and would allow prosecution of anyone who falsely claims to have earned a military medal or a Purple Heart.

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