The ad above, featuring a photo from the 9/11 attacks, will be going up in 50 New York City subway stations, starting December 17th.
The poster was created by Pamela Geller, Executive Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and this isn’t the first time she has caused a major stir.
Geller’s previous subway posters below, were all defaced and deemed “racist.” They read:
“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”
In response, The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will be adding the disclaimer to the poster, reading:
“This is a paid advertisement sponsored by American Freedom Defense Initiative. The display of this advertisement does not imply MTA’s endorsement of any views expressed,”
In anticipation of another round of defacements, Geller told the Observer:
“I refuse to abridge my free speech so as to appease savages. Thousands of anti-Israel ads have run across the city and not one has been defaced. My ads, 10 went up in New York City, and they were destroyed in hours. You don’t agree with me, fine, run an ad. I have no problem with other people’s ideas.”
Gellar has taken into account the possible future of her ads and has printed twice as many this go round.
SOURCE: The Observer