Controversal billboard in Indiana causes uproar
MUNCIE, Ind. — A billboard in Indiana is causing controversy in the midst of the recent officer-involved shootings throughout the country, The Star Press reports.
The billboard, which reads “Hate cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead,” has gone viral after Facebook user Megan Thomas shared the picture on her page.
Since she posted the picture on Saturday, it’s tallied more than 1,200 shares and sparked controversy throughout the internet.
“This outrageously offensive and covertly racist sign says “HATE COPS? The next time you need help CALL A CRACKHEAD,” Thomas said. “We have no local in-patient addiction treatment center, yet we have money for this?”
The billboard is located in the parking lot of a liquor store. Chris Johnson, the owner of the liquor store, said the store has nothing to do with the billboard and asked for it to be taken down or reworded immediately.
As of Wednesday morning, no one has claimed responsibility for the billboard.