CAMPAIGN AGAINST SEXIST ADS GETS QUICK RESULTS & BILLBOARD REMOVAL
Photo by Stacy Burns
Call it the Facebook face-off: In the wake of a protest campaign that took
place over the last couple of days almost entirely on the social networking
site, at least a dozen billboards that some Minneapolis residents found
offensive are coming down.
According to City Council Member Gary Schiff, Clear Channel Outdoors already has taken down several of the billboards, which advertise USI Wireless high-speed Internet service. The ads show a woman who appears to be a prostitute glancing at a headline that promises "Fast, Cheap and Satisfaction Guaranteed."
USI has a 10-year, $12.5 million contract to provide Minneapolis' citywide Wi-Fi service.
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