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Billboard Featuring Ex-Porn Star Bree Olson Removed In Chicago

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A racy billboard in Chicago that featured ex-porn star Bree Olson alongside a suggestive slogan has been removed at the behest of a city alderman. Olsen recently gained mainstream attention as one of actor Charlie Sheen’s “goddessess.”

The billboard served as an advertisement for the adult dating service ArrangementFinders.com and was located in the North River area of Chicago. In a combination that some may find offensive, the ad showcased a picture of former porn star Bree Olsen next to the phrase “Because the best job is a b*** job.”

According to an article by DNAinfo.com, the suggestive nature of the billboard sparked criticism from members of the community and prompted local Alderman Brendan Reilly to contact Urban Core Outdoor, the company which owns the billboard.

In his bid to have the advertisement removed, Reilly pointed out several complaints his office received regarding the racy Bree Olson billboard. Many reportedly centered around the ad’s close proximity to an area frequented in large numbers by tourists and children.

Reilly remarked on his conversation with Urban Core Outdoor’s owner:

“It was a simple request that, thankfully, the owner granted. It was a very basic conversation. I said I can’t make him take it down, but I’d appreciate it if you’d be a good neighbor.”

According to The Chicago Sun Times, Urban Core’s decision to remove the signage outraged ArrangementFinders.com, which paid for the advertisement space. The company has allegedly stated that the removal infringes on the right to free speech.

A.J. Perkins, who heads the dating service’s marketing department, reportedly remarked on the billboard’s removal:

“We are disturbed by the removal of our billboard. Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows more than anyone that based on the First Amendment this is an unfair act. We paid for the billboard to be up for one month and we are trying to get to the bottom of it being taken down. We are not surprised that some people don’t agree with the billboard but as they have a right to complain, the First Amendment gives us the right to keep it up.”

Do you think racy billboards like the one featuring Bree Olson should be protected by the First Amendment?

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