A hugely controversial anti-Obama billboard has been taken down in Colorado after threats were made against the sign’s owner and his wife. Find out more, and see some questionable advertisements in the pictures and video below!

Obama Billboard






Obviously this isn’t the Colorado sign, which you can see in the link below. The anti-establishment sign drew heavy criticism from local Republicans and Democrats alike, and depicted the President as a terrorist, mobster, Mexican gangster, and homosexual all playing a game of cards.

Check out the polarizing advertisement here.

Artist Paul Snover, of nearby Loma, confirmed he was commissioned to create the anti-Obama billboard, but couldn’t reveal who paid for it. The artist himself said he got threatening calls almost as soon as his work went up.

According to the New York Daily News, a friend of the sign’s owner said the owner was fine with the threatening calls so long as they were only directed at him.

“He got a lot of calls out of his place of business that he said he was fine with. When things got out of hand and people started calling his wife, that’s when he decided to go ahead and take it down,” said Blake Brueggeman, who leases a property from the sign’s owner.

Brueggman went on to defend the sign, saying it was just an expression of free speech.

“Lighten up people. Have a sense of humor…Political correctness is a suppression of free speech” he told NBC 11 News.

But, unlike Brueggman, most took serious offense to the sign. In fact, local Tea Party members were planning a rally in protest of the advertisement before it was removed. If members of a rival political party are against the sign, you know it has to be offensive.

This isn’t the first time this has happened, see others here and here. What do you think of the anti-Obama billboard? Offensive or just a harmless expression of free speech? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section after you check out the photos and video below!

WHEAT RIDGE, CO - NOVEMBER 21:  Phil Wolf, owner of Wolf Automotive used car dealership, stands in front of a billboard on his auto lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Wolf paid $2,500 to have the billboard painted, and it has sparked controversy since it was put up the day before. Wolf, 57, said the dealership received more than a thousand calls from throughout the U.S. and Canada in a single day, both in support and against the sign. 'We've had death threats. We had people call and say they were going to firebomb the place last night,' he said, adding that local police provided overnight security outside the dealership because of the threats. Wolf, a supporter of the 'birther' movement, questions President Obama's citizenship. 'We've got to recall our country, the election,' he said. This guy (Obama), is illegal.' He also blamed the President for the massacre at Ft. Hood. 'The cavalier attitude taken by Mr. Obama towards the enemy within us is absolutely horrible. If I had a snake in the house, I would kill it,' Wolf said. Several left-leaning advocacy groups have called on the public to boycott the auto dealership. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) WHEAT RIDGE, CO - NOVEMBER 21:  A detail of a billboard lampooning President Barack Obama as a Mulsim stands over a used car lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Dealership owner Phil Wolf paid $2,500 to have the sign painted, and it has sparked controversy since it was put up the day before. Wolf, 57, said the dealership received more than a thousand calls from throughout the U.S. and Canada in a single day, both in support and against the sign. 'We've had death threats. We had people call and say they were going to firebomb the place last night,' he said, adding that local police provided overnight security outside the dealership because of the threats. Wolf, a supporter of the 'birther' movement, questions President Obama's citizenship. 'We've got to recall our country, the election,' he said. This guy (Obama), is illegal.' He also blamed the President for the massacre at Ft. Hood. 'The cavalier attitude taken by Mr. Obama towards the enemy within us is absolutely horrible. If I had a snake in the house, I would kill it,' Wolf said. Several left-leaning advocacy groups have called on the public to boycott the auto dealership. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Posters made and hung by Israeli right-wing extremists dress U.S. President Barak Obama in an Arab kaffiyah headdress on a billboard in downtown Jerusalem, June 14, 2009. The posters call President Obama an anti-Semitic Jew-hater hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau is set to deliver a major policy speech on Sunday in response to Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslim world. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill) Photo via Newscom WHEAT RIDGE, CO - NOVEMBER 21:  Obama supporter Mary Schaeffer argues with Obama critic Gary Henderson during a protest in front of a constraversial billboard questioning the President's American citizenship at a used car lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Auto dealership owner Phil Wolf paid $2,500 to have the sign painted, and it has sparked controversy since it was put up the day before. Wolf, 57, said the dealership received more than a thousand calls from throughout the U.S. and Canada in a single day, both in support and against the sign. 'We've had death threats. We had people call and say they were going to firebomb the place last night,' he said, adding that local police provided overnight security outside the dealership because of the threats. Wolf, a supporter of the 'birther' movement, questions President Obama's citizenship. 'We've got to recall our country, the election,' he said. This guy (Obama), is illegal.' He also blamed the President for the massacre at Ft. Hood. 'The cavalier attitude taken by Mr. Obama towards the enemy within us is absolutely horrible. If I had a snake in the house, I would kill it,' Wolf said. Several left-leaning advocacy groups have called on the public to boycott the auto dealership. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)





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