Moran Calls on WMATA to Remove Offensive, Disrespectful Metro Ad

Feb 29, 2012 Issues: Transportation

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, wrote the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) today asking for the immediate removal of an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law which contains the phrase “Go to h[---] Barack” in reference to the President.

“This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran said. “The families with children and thousands of tourists who take Metro everyday should not be subjected to such garbage.  I understand WMATA vets these advertisements before allowing them to go up, but it seems someone wasn’t doing their job when this ad was approved.”

The ad has been reported to be up in Clarendon Metro station. It is unclear if and how many ads are located at other Metro stops.

Rep. Moran’s letter to WMATA can be found here: http://moran.house.gov/sites/moran.house.gov/files/documents/02.29.2012_Moran_WMATA_Ad.PDF

A photo of the image (credit: BlueVirginia blog) can be found here: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6941302005_b774dbb6ea_z.jpg

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