Graphic Cleveland billboard at Pearl and State Roads depicting male anatomy sparks controversy

CLEVELAND - A billboard depicting part of the male anatomy is sparking controversy on Cleveland's west side.

"It's totally inappropriate," said John Sumlin as he passed by the sign, near Pearl and State Roads, Friday afternoon.

The picture is seen under the words "DOES ANYONE IN CONGRESS HAVE A SET OF THESE." The opposite side of the sign shows an unflattering caricature of President Obama and reads, "IMPEACHMENT NOW."

"Sometimes you've got to put things out there in order to make a point and get people to turn their heads," said Nancy Sysack, who owns the sign. "There's more graphic stuff in the art museum."

Sysack said she's glad the First Amendment lets her speak her mind. But Cleveland resident JoAnne Pleban, whose bus stop is in front of the sign, is disgusted.

"I think the person could have said it without the explicit picture that's on there, "she said.
 

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