Billboard With Giant Inflated Condom Moved After Van Nuys Mom Complains

VAN NUYS (CBS) — A San Fernando Valley mother has won her bid to remove a billboard featuring a giant inflated condom near her home.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reports Eve Ragsdale said the campaign by the AIDS Health Care Foundation was spurring questions from her 6-year-old triplets.

Ragsdale said she asked outdoor advertising firm Van Wagner to move the ad featuring the words “Why not?” next to a billboard-sized condom because she could not avoid driving around it in order to enter her neighborhood near Victory Boulevard and Erwin Street in Van Nuys.

The office assistant and former teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District said she was not opposed to the campaign’s message — just its “phallic image”, according to the Daily News.

Van Wagner on Wednesday swapped out the ad for one featuring a plain logo and moved the condom ad elsewhere.

While the sign was less than half a mile from nearby Sylvan Park Elementary, residents and others who work near the sign said they didn’t have a problem with the campaign.

“I think it’s good to bring the awareness out because of all the diseases that are out there being transmitted,” said one man. “I don’t see it hurting anything.”

  • Billboard With Giant Inflated Condom Moved After Van Nuys Mom Complains | USA Press

    […] CBS Los Angeles Tags: After, Billboard, Complains, Condom, giant, Inflated, moved, Nuys © 2012 USA Press Powered by CTR Theme […]

  • Billboard With Giant Inflated Condom Moved After Van Nuys Mom Complains | Property Cloud | PropertyCloud

    […] Read the full story and more.     […]

  • West Hills Mom Leads Fight Against Strip Club Billboards « CBS Los Angeles

    […] online petition comes months after a Van Nuys mom succeeded persuading billboard giant Van Wagner to move an ad featuring a giant inflated condom that was located near her home. //// Share this View Comments More Activity […]

  • Over Exposed in the West SFV | San Fernando Valley News

    […] right to have the boards to get their unique message out there.  Yet, under that same idea, billboards promoting safe sex were pressured to move from their optimal viewing sites on the basis that they were spurring […]

  • Can You Be Forced to Get Your Halloween Scares From a Billboard? |

    […] I’m not the first parent to consider waging a battle against a billboard.  Many others have, for example, lamented that provocative billboard ads for strip clubs or hook-up hotlines prompt unwelcome Freeway Facts of Life inquiries from their curious five year olds.  (For my part, I’ve always found myself wondering about the distinction between the “Live Nude Nudes” available near the airport and the apparently Deceased Clothed Nudes you might find elsewhere.)  One Bel Air resident succeeded earlier this year in convincing tastefully-named strip club Xposed to remove a billboard located near a major neighborhood school bus stop.  Another Valley mom similarly convinced an advertising company to remove an AIDS-prevention billboard featuring a giant inflated condom. […]

  • » Ursula Pyland, Mother, Seeks Strip Club Billboard Ban In LA With Online Petition (VIDEO)

    […] earlier this year, a Van Nuys mother succeeded in getting an AIDS initiative ad with an inflated condom removed. The City of Los Angeles is also considering a ban on billboards advertising […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Sandwich Generation

Listen Live