Billboard at Flint strip club stirs up controversy
By Andrew Keller, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -
The advertisement on the Deja Vu billboard is gone, but it stirred up quite the controversy for people in the Flint area who saw it firsthand.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
But when people saw the picture of the risque billboard, one word came up more than any other.
"Completely inappropriate for the side of the road," said April Lynch.
"Especially if children see it, that's inappropriate," said Lexis Balknight.
The ad clearly shows a woman, wearing underwear, wrapping her legs around a man's neck.
"It's shame on the company, it is, because they thought about themselves, and thought about the profit and the money they're making but they didn't think about the residents in the community," said Flint Council Member Wantwaz Davis.
Davis is furious. He said the city doesn't have any regulations on obscene advertisements, but after this, he said he's ready to take action.
"We have to let owners know that is something that we cannot allow to go on in our community and allow our children to see stuff like this," Davis said.
"That's like underage pornography to me that is visible to minors," said Lynch.
The manager of the Deja Vu said the ad was taken down on Tuesday and told TV5 he apologizes if it offended anybody. He also said the Deja Vu will be more sensitive with its ads in the future.
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