MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — A plastic surgeon’s billboard is stirring up controversy in Riverside County as a local high school student has launched a petition to have the sign taken down.
The sign, near the 15-215 Freeway interchange in the Murrieta area, features two coffee cups — a smaller one, labeled “B,” and a larger one, labeled “D.” Above the cups are two words: “Size Matters.”READ MORE: Man Climbs Downtown Transmission Tower Prompting Train Closures On West Side Of LA River
It didn’t sit well with high school student Anna Gorski of Murrieta, who launched a Change.org petition to have the billboard taken down that has gained hundreds of signatures.
“I don’t think size matters,” Gorski said. “I don’t think a billbaord should be telling me that size matters.”
She expounded on the subject further in her petition.READ MORE: Hedman, Kucherov Propel Streaking Lightning Past Kings 6-4
“This billboard is demeaning, objectifying, and inappropriate as it attacks women’s bodies and promotes low self-esteem,” the petition said.
The doctor behind the billboard, Dr. Brian Eichenberg of Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center, said he certainly did not intend to offend passersby.
“It’s meant to be a joke or satire,” he said. “It’s meant to promote discussion … We don’t want women to honestly think that ‘size matters.'”
He said he reconstructive surgery in addition to cosmetic surgery and is focused on helping women improve their confidence and self-image.MORE NEWS: Suspect Identified As Shawn Laval Smith In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer, Hancock Park Furniture Store Employee Found Stabbed
He added that he plans to change the billboard soon — not due to the controversy, he said, but simply because it’s been up for a few months and it’s time to try something new.