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Concrete "New Shoes" Billboard - Black Humor or Black Eye?

By November 23, 2007

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Everyone's getting into the act this Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Even American Concrete of Lockport, NY.

According to the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, a billboard recently went up that asks, "Wife need new shoes?" Below that - the American Concrete logo and the words "Happy Holidays."

Company owner Kevin McCabe thinks the Sopranos-inspired billboard is a hoot. Local YWCA director Kathleen Granchelli disagrees, stating that "with the number of fatalities we see in the domestic violence field, itís not a joke. Itís in very poor taste.Ē

The Family Violence Prevention Fund reports that on average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day in the U.S.

Feministing.com has a photo of the billboard and says, "Nothing like a little eggnog, a roaring fire, and some wife-killing jokes to make the season bright."

What do you think?

Comments

January 5, 2008 at 10:22 am
(1) Betterwife says:

Seriously girls, unbunch the panties. I was in an abusive relationship my 1st marriage, and I still think this was funny. People are so over-sensitive these days.

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