Monday, May 5, 2008

I'd like to think we had a hand in this...

You might remember a certain anti-meth advertisement from Montana.

Well, the state of Montana decided to take those ads down from the highways.

"One recent outdoor ad pushed the envelope pretty far. The ad (seen above) depicted a young woman on the ground with a man, mostly out of frame, over her, in an implied sexual position. The copy says, "15 bucks for sex isn't normal. But on meth it is." According to a story in the Helena Independent Record, the Montana Meth Project agreed to remove the ad in response to complaints from a parents organization. The ad was running on about 10 billboards around the state. There are other outdoor ads in this series, with disturbing images of people with bruises or other injuries, but this was the only one involving sex.

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The campaign has a signature look of sharp, high-contrast, color images, showing models with clammy-looking skin in extremely grim surroundings."

If you're interested, click here for the full gamut of anti-meth ads that Montana was running.

UPDATE: The Great Barstoolio has made these into sports-centric ones. God bless you, sir.

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