"Happy To Sit On Your Face": Racy Sunglasses Billboard Pulled
"If You Thought This Billboard Created Controversy, Wait Til You See What's Next ..."
SPY Sunglasses want to sit on your face, and they want everyone to know it. A billboard in San Diego featuring the company's tongue-in-cheek desire has been taken down following complaints from commuters.
Drivers in San Diego yesterday were surprised to look up and see a billboard with the obviously sexual proclamation, and while many thought it was a clever ad, more than a few were offended.
"Upon receiving feedback from a few local citizens about SPY's new Hwy 101 billboard—that has been widely enjoyed and celebrated by the community—the advertising space's management company has decided to remove it permanently," a statement from SPY Optic read.
SPY says if it was up to them, the ad would still be around. But in the end the billboard owner was not interested in drumming up a controversy and decided to have it removed.
"Despite the billboard's positive reception, an underwhelming minority made enough noise that the management company decided this afternoon to remove it first thing Thursday morning," SPY said.
"We intended for it to be fun. ... And we intentionally left out the sunglasses on this first ad to create the mystique, as that is a part of the buildup of the campaign," said spokesman Ian Riggs.
He added, "If you thought this billboard created some controversy, wait till you see the next ..."
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