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    Angry Truck tailgate makes other drivers think woman is being kidnapped

    Who could’ve thought a passed out woman, tied up and held hostage in the bed of a pickup would ever cause a stir?

    Apparently not Brad Kolb , the owner of Hornet Signs in Waco, who created this custom tailgate decal that was a little too real for some drivers.

    Abduction decal by Hornet Signs in Waco, Texas. (Image via KWTX)
    Abduction decal by Hornet Signs in Waco, Texas. (Image via KWTX)

    “I wasn’t expecting the reactions that we got, nor was it really anything that we condone,” Kolb told TV station KWTX in Waco. “It was something we just had to put out there to see who notices it.”

    A lot of people, Brad. A lot.

    http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/201...ing-kidnapped/

    I amso mad about this Hornet decal that I couldn't even post this without shaking.

    Does anyone else feel discust like I do. Wtf?

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    My favorite quote from the article-
    “When you’re going to go put a wrap on the side of your vehicle, you want that image to be realistic and to portray the image of your company"

    What type of company would want this image? Boy this was a DUMB move on somebody's part, IMO..
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    http://samuel-warde.com/2013/09/disg...-may-ever-see/

    The Most Disgusting, Sadistic, and Misogynist Marketing Tactic You May Ever See

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    The female worker who posed for it should be ashamed - and pray for all those women who did end up like the one she mimicked. But, you can't shame the shameless.
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    Another way of looking at it is that when haters choose thus to mark their vehicles and park them in public places, anything can happen to them as they set there.

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    Gross. What kind of person thinks this is okay? What does it say about how this guy views women?!
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    There appears to be an all out war on facebook oh boy, most people are hopping mad and others are ok with it. There are posts on Hornets fb page and there is a boycott hornet event and both are very active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippitydoda View Post
    The female worker who posed for it should be ashamed - and pray for all those women who did end up like the one she mimicked. But, you can't shame the shameless.
    I wonder (hope?) if she did it feeling like she couldnt turn down a request from her boss, if asked. It can often be hard for an employee to say no to their employer.

    I know there are women out there who would go along with it, under the cover of "but it's just a joke, hur hur!", and try to be the special snowflake who goes along with the menz and their wacky sense of humor but I won't assume she is one *yet*.
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    What if she didn't think it was a big deal and no one would consider taking it seriously and it was simply a test market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie09 View Post
    What if she didn't think it was a big deal and no one would consider taking it seriously and it was simply a test market?
    test market for decals portraying victims of violent crime?

    I guess it would be kinda interesting to see who the idiots are who would buy such a product


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    The same kind of dudes that buy truck nutz, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    test market for decals portraying victims of violent crime?

    I guess it would be kinda interesting to see who the idiots are who would buy such a product
    Was it for sale, or where they seeing if it would be noticed? Funny when miley did something outrageous she was creating buzz...when this guy does something (not real) and a female participates, it's idiotic.

    Go figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie09 View Post
    Was it for sale, or where they seeing if it would be noticed? Funny when miley did something outrageous she was creating buzz...when this guy does something (not real) and a female participates, it's idiotic.

    Go figure
    I cannot figure out how portraying a violent act and victim is even remotely close to a consensual show where two people are mimicking consensual sex acts.

    Unless you think sex is bad, violent, or otherwise harmful. Then I guess it's comparable?

    More of that warped, puritanical "sex bad! violence just fine!" attitude so common in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenlady View Post
    I cannot figure out how portraying a violent act and victim is even remotely close to a consensual show where two people are mimicking consensual sex acts.

    Unless you think sex is bad, violent, or otherwise harmful. Then I guess it's comparable?

    More of that warped, puritanical "sex bad! violence just fine!" attitude so common in the US.
    The woman posed did so consensually...so I'm not the one projecting bad, violence, or harmful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie09 View Post
    The woman posed did so consensually...so I'm not the one projecting bad, violence, or harmful.
    The whole non-issue is just too stupid for words, imo. It's a decal. The worst I can say is that it would be distracting to drivers trying to figure out what's up with it. Kind of like the billboards in Vegas with fake suicides hanging from them. jmo

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