From the Conservative Tribune: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be a little upset at a new billboard on a Chicago interstate that uses a sketch of her face to advertise a highly controversial website that caters to adults exploring opportunities to have affairs in their area.
The Ashley Madison website is akin to a dating site, with the major difference being that it connects married individuals who want to cheat on their spouses. Clinton’s face is used on the billboard with text that reads, “Harder choices … lead to AshleyMadison.com.”
The “harder choices” text is a direct reference to Clinton’s latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” published in 2014, detailing her experience with making difficult choices while she held the top spot at the State Department. In terms of sales, it paled in comparison to her first book, “Living History.”
Ashley Madison’s CEO, Noel Biderman, defended the billboard, calling it appropriate.
“It’s not an easy choice. People, women in particular, don’t come to affairs lightly. They try and explore alternatives within their relationship. For many it’s a last effort before separation,” Biderman said.
Piggybacking off of Clinton due to her controversies, ranging from the mishandling of the Benghazi situation to using a private email server to conduct official state business, has some people in the advertising business quite upset.
“I think Hillary Clinton is an important person in our society and this really takes advantage of someone who doesn’t deserve it, and there’s something really shameful about what they’re up to,” said Sam Chapman, CEO of Empower Public Relations (H/T Young Conservatives).
How much would you bet that Sam wouldn’t have released a similar statement if the controversial billboard used (insert any Republican’s name here) face instead?
While we certainly don’t condone anything involving compromising a marriage, it’s hard not to chuckle over this one.