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‘Real men provide’ billboard sparks outrage in North Carolina

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – A billboard sitting along a North Carolina road is getting A LOT of attention for a message some people are calling offensive.

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The billboard went up Friday morning and sits on Forsyth County’s Business 40, facing westbound drivers, and says, “Real men provide, Real women appreciate it.”

Some are outraged by the billboard while others not so much, according to WGHP.

“It doesn’t offend me, or disoffend me. It’s just something that someone came up with and if that’s how they feel, then okay,” Kernersville resident Tony Miller said.

But he might be in the minority.

“It’s very insulting to households where both partners are doing equal roles,” local business owner and activist Molly Grace said.

Grace, a former stay-at-home mom, feels so strongly about the issue that she’s planning a protest. “I want people to see how badly certain people want to keep women in a certain place and that they better appreciate their place,” she said.

Others find it a positive message. “Men strive to provide for those they love — that’s their main passion and goal in life — and I think most women strive to find a man that has that type of confidence in his self and the type of passion to provide for their families,” Winston-Salem resident Shiles Fraser said.

Whiteheart Outdoor Advertising owns the billboard, but it’s not clear who commissioned this message. Owner Bill Whiteheart knows, but he can’t tell because the group wants anonymity (for now). You can bet there are people who want to find out, though. Let’s just hope it stays friendly. The billboard was rented for 30 days but there is an option to renew if the group wants.

“From the beginning of time, God created male and female. He gave men domain over female, but without female, men ain’t nothin’,” Greensboro resident Donald Amos said.

Amen to that last part, Donald! 😃

Billboards have been around forever, and the goal is to get people’s attention and give them a message they’ll remember, right?

Job well done, somebody.

Land beautification projects have removed a lot of road signs over the last few decades, and a boom in technology has created countless ways for advertisers to push their products, so billboards have kind of taken a backseat. But it seems they may be making a comeback!

Remember the Dallas billboard that popped up before the 2016 election, looking like JFK was make another run for the White House? 🇺🇲

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And the one on I-35 in Austin advertising how to get a sugar daddy so you don’t get deported?? 😡

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Then there was the one with an illustration of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz kissing. 😶

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And London has a billboard that coughs when you smoke near it. 🚬☠ That one is mild compared to others we’ve seen lately.

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Like the Tennessee billboard declaring a campaign oath to Make America White Again. 👀

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Or this one in Utah that lets you, if you’re white, we’re assuming, pay $4 to meet white people. ⛄

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And then there’s the one Muslim-Americans put up in St. Louis, just in case anyone doubted how they felt about ISIS. 😳

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Oh, and how about the degrading Sprite campaign in Ireland, quickly yanked by Coca-Cola after people didn’t care for reading slogans like “You’re not popular, you’re easy,” or  “She’s seen more ceilings than Michaelangelo,” or “A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2.” 😒😒😒

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But then… there are some billboards that you just can’t help but love, no matter who you are. Like the ones with beautiful pictures of food or beaches or..

You know… billboards like these. 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍

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