ENCINITAS, Calif. — A controversial billboard in North County was taken down Thursday after it turned heads and sparked debate over its appropriateness.
The billboard, which read in big, block print, “HAPPY TO SIT ON YOUR FACE,” was an advertisement for SPY Optic, a Carlsbad-based company specializing in sunglasses, which technically sit on a person’s face.
According to SPY Optic, the company managing the billboard space has decided to take the sign down.
“Upon receiving feedback from a few local citizens about SPY’s new Hwy 101 billboard—that has been widely enjoyed and celebrated by the community—the advertising space’s management company has decided to remove it permanently,” according to a statement from SPY Optic. “Despite the billboard’s positive reception, an underwhelming minority made enough noise that the management company decided this afternoon to remove it first thing Thursday morning.”