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I am the kind of person who wouldn't go across the street to see somebody just because their(its) face was plastered all over th papers or the TV.
But pronoun "somebody" is normally treated a singular , so using "their" means "somebody" is regared as a prural here.
"....just because their face was plastered....." is correct.
A child doesn't have to go school just because their mum tells them to.
An employee has to start work whenever their boss tells them to.
I wouldn't buy a car from someone just because their sign said "Cheap & reliable".