A billboard in Texas posted by a matchmaking service has the local Hispanic community feeling outraged and offended. The billboard posted by ArrangementFinders.com on Interstate 35 in Austin reads:
“Undocumented immigrant? Before you get deported, get a sugar daddy.”
Debra Quinn, a spokesperson for the website, told the sources that the billboard was created by an affiliate and was taken down immediately.
Quinn called the billboard, “completely unacceptable and does not reflect the views or vision of our company.”
Jacob Webster, the dating site’s Chief Marketing Officer told CBS Austin he ran the ad “in response to Donald Trump’s promise to deport all 11 million of the nation’s undocumented immigrants.”
Webster said Hispanic women make up one-third of the website’s demographic with 53 percent in Austin, the station reported.
Austin residents fumed at the billboard’s message, claiming it was the wrong approach to target the Hispanic community.
“To get around getting legalization like that. It’s just really offensive,” Austin resident, Jesse Aguilera told KVUE-ABC .
“On a billboard they’re encouraging people to commit a federal felony,” Thomas Esparza Jr. told Fox 7 Austin.
According to Arrangement Finder’s site, the service site promises intimacy with a twist by linking women and men with mutual desires.
It’s not the first time Arrangement Finders has exposed its controversial marketing chops.
In March 2013, the company posted a billboard in Chicago stating: “Because the best job is a blow job,” according to The Chicago Tribune .
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