Reverse racism!! City removing bus ads, because they’re racial slurs BACKWARDS

Reverse racism is real.

Port Authority officials in the Pittsburg area said they will be taking promotional slogans off buses after it was determined that they closely resembled racial slurs when read backwards.

A complaint to the Port Authority prompted the move, after a driver saw a promotional decal with the words “Ziggin’ Zaggin’” in their car mirror, and noticed the reflection’s similarity to an offensive racial term.

“Port Authority certainly did not intend for this message to offend anyone,” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said, according to TribLive.

The slogans have been in use for years, but have only recently been seen in this new light. While nine buses sport the questionable slogan, many others are decorated with words like “Rockin’ Rollin’,” “Movin’ Groovin’,” and “Movin’ Shakin’,” as a city-wide promotion started in 2003.

None of the other slogans, however, have offended anyone when read in a rearview mirror.

Ritchie said that if an outline of the words remain after pulling off the decals, the agency would find another way to cover the potentially offensive phrase.

It is unclear how much time the agency will take to reflect on their mistake.

Michael Schaus

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8 thoughts on “Reverse racism!! City removing bus ads, because they’re racial slurs BACKWARDS

  1. Navin Johnson says:

    The slogans have been in use for years, but have only recently been seen in this new light.

    What new light? C’mon Port Authority! Quit dancing all around the subject and rolling your eyes and doing a mime routine. Have some guts. Be explicit about the latest made-up pretend offense…

  2. Jeff S Howard says:

    I am dumber for reading this. Amazing what all of the special little snowflakes can find to offend their morally superior sensibilities. Probably take a backhoe to get all of the sand out of their…………

  3. PI by Nature says:

    This reminds me of three previous incidents:

    1. A GEOЯGI Vodka ad (yes, it is rendered with the backwards R) on the back of buses in NYC had the right third of the ad cut off from buses assigned to garages with routes running through Orthodox Jewish areas after they complained about a woman whose (clothed) behind was in a bikini bottom saying GEOЯGI on it.
    2. An ad for the Akademiks urban clothing line that said Read Books, Get Brain was removed after someone reminded transit officials what “get brain” really means (it means to felate – and I cannot explain what that is on a family forum).
    3. A previous AFDI ad run on the backs of buses—many of the buses with the ads were soon after assigned for a repaint, resulting in the ads being removed, or had new ads quickly overlaid with them.

    One that was much racier but not removed was one for a local hip hop radio station about 20 years ago with women in suggestive poses.

  4. DaTruthHurtsHuh says:

    Naomi is “I Moan” backwards. Just Sayin’.

  5. Rick Fetter says:

    More proof you just can’t fix stupid.

  6. Doug says:

    Paul is dead….Paul is dead.

  7. DanielEPhillips says:


  8. tbird90sc says:

    If things worked they way they should the person who made this complaint would have done time at the work house for stupidity.

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