You’ve probably read the story behind the billboard (pictured above) in Chicago that says, “Life is Short. Get a divorce.” It wasn’t so much about the partially clothed man and woman on the law firm’s ad. It was the phrase “Life is short. Get a divorce,” that drew scores of complaints from neighbors and others. Even other lawyers were saying the ads were “classless.” After numerous complaints, the billboard was taken down this week.
“It’s offensive because the message is sex, and if you don’t have what you want, you dump it,” said one woman.
“It trivializes divorce and I think it’s absolutely disgusting,” Rick Tivers, a clinical social worker at the Center for Divorce Recovery in Chicago, told ABC News.
So, what kills me is the underlying message of the billboard?
- Why stay with the same old spouse of yours with hotties like THIS is the world?
- No reason to work at your marriage, instead just shuck it.
- Look what you’re missing by being married.
- Divorce has never been so easy or so good.
- Give up on your spouse for a buff bod like one of these.
- If it ain’t working at home, don’t try to fix it, just get a divorce and find someone else?
What I would like to see the sign say…
- “Your marriage can look this good with a little work.”
- “Don’t be fooled, no woman like this wants an old fart like you!”
- “You may not look this good, but you can have a great marriage and sex-life when you do it God’s way.”
What’s your opinion of the billboard?