Remember those news reports earlier this summer about the Colt 45 billboards in Detroit that are being fussed about by a lot of people, including some members of the Detroit City Council?
In case you haven’t had a chance/reason to be downtown lately, I thought I’d show you a picture of what all the ruckus is about.
Apparently some city council members are looking for a way to draft legislation that would give them some control over the content of billboard advertising. Not that I care if Colt 45 billboards are removed, but it seems like Detroit has image problems worth worrying about that are bigger than big beer ads. Naturally, one of the council members tossed out the “racist” comment, but from everything I read she didn’t elaborate as to how. (Billy Dee Williams is in the ads. I wonder if she’s calling him a racist?)
This whole thing raises a bunch of questions, such as: “What’s worse for the well-being of Detroiters, billboards promoting Colt 45, or billboards promoting the casinos?” Or better yet, “What’s worse for the well-being of Detroiters, billboards promoting Colt 45, or billboards (no longer available) that promoted Kwame Kilpatrick?”
There's a tough one...