Not-so-nice Texas billboard that tells travelling liberals where to go stirs uproar

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A Texas billboard giving liberals some directional help will reportedly have to come down after stirring up some controversy.

Located along I-40 east near the Panhandle town of Vega, which is about 30 miles west of Amarillo, the sign told “liberals” to keep driving until they leave the state.

(Image: Facebook/Kyle Mccalie)

Kyle Mccallie of Fritch posted a photo of the billboard on Facebook where it has been shared over 16,000 times as of Wednesday.

But due to negative attention, the sign will be coming down according to Burkett Outdoor Advertising, the company that owns the billboard, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

“I was shocked that it traveled that fast,” Burkett said. “I believe in free speech, but this country is divided enough as it is. I’ve spoken with the client, and he’s agreed that it should come down. We’ll be reimbursing him.”

Mccallie, 25, told USA Today that he is supportive of the sign’s message but has gotten a lot of backlash in the comments on his Facebook post. Social media comments were mixed as many denounced the sign as “divisive.”

Others thought the sign was awesome.

And some thought the sign should go national.

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