Like the pair of jeans it depicts, a billboard poster in downtown Newark is coming down.
The ad for Akoo jeans shows a woman kneeling in front of a man and facing the camera. The man’s jeans are unbuckled, and the woman appears to be pulling them off.
The billboard, which hovers over a busy intersection, sparked criticism after a local columnist questioned its taste.
Funny, don’t most towns have standards to prevent these kinds of things from happening?
: Gothamist: NYC Billboards Too Hot for Jersey to Handle
That racy billboard in Jersey has turned off enough people that the NYC-based billboard company, CBS Outdoor, is buckling under the pressure and taking it down. … And as Eyewitness News noted yesterday, no one even seemed to notice the billboard in NJ until the press pointed it out; as one resident told NJ.com, “It’s somewhat suggestive but that’s not bad compared to what they show in New York City where they are basically nude.”
Or, say, Gothamist’s American Apparel ads.