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.
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.”
Billboards in Vega Texas be like, pic.twitter.com/pmv9FumWt9
— Casey McAnally (@CaseyMc32) June 19, 2018
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.”
— Brandi Smith (@BrandiKHOU) June 20, 2018
Not exactly a warm welcome for motorists passing through Texas…https://t.co/ZSSbPLOZu8
— ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) June 20, 2018
This billboard has an interesting take on Texas hospitality.https://t.co/16YyISrsNX
— WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) June 19, 2018
Oh trust me no one wants to be in your state anyway!
— ZoeZoeZoe (@littlechubbypug) June 20, 2018
I think whoever paid for that is a terribly sad and insecure person. I’ll pray for them.
— Tricia Cave (@tdcave) June 20, 2018
Others thought the sign was awesome.
All of a sudden I have the urge to retire in the great state of Texas.
— Mark (@Falk25) June 20, 2018
This is awesome
— Scoopdedy Poop (@JasonLa63831164) June 20, 2018
Freedom of speech. If the liberals posted a sign in Chicago or California about conservatives, it would be celebrated with hashtags, pictures with viral selfies…
— Jason Shelton (@austinart79) June 20, 2018
Does this offend you?
It’s literally just a sign
Feel free to take your easily offended selves out of my state
— Seras-chan (@BigTiddiePolice) June 19, 2018
And some thought the sign should go national.
We need them in every state in America!
— Timothy Chipps (@chipps_timothy) June 20, 2018
— ??LJ☀⚡? (@TN_WX) June 20, 2018
— ??LJ☀⚡? (@TN_WX) June 20, 2018
Make Billboards Great Again!
— Will Harberson ?⛪? (@WilliamH5150) June 20, 2018
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