Golden eyes on MGM billboard cause stir

A teaser for an MGM Grand Detroit casino ad campaign that features a pair of golden eyes peering at motorists from a billboard is causing a stir among some who see the image as sinister. Full Story
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Wen

United States

#1 Mar 1, 2009
Good grief. It's a BILLBOARD! Lighten up! It's JUST a billboard! If you don't like it the answer is very simple! DON'T LOOK AT IT! Sheesh...

“Trouble here in River City”

Since: Nov 08

West Michigan

#2 Mar 1, 2009
It's creepy, but let's not over-react.
Machievalian

Ada, MI

#3 Mar 1, 2009
This is why I no longer go to church, the ignorance and intolerance of anything not related to the church is staggering.

Turn your back on the world, but don't expect the world to turn it's back on it's self just to appease you.

Geez!
Grant

Cadillac, MI

#4 Mar 1, 2009
Next we'll be seein Jessie Jackson doing a rally in Detroit over this. How silly this all is!
amazed

Greenville, MI

#5 Mar 1, 2009
This is big time news right now is'nt it. I have more important things to worry about.
Are you serious

United States

#6 Mar 1, 2009
I actually find it pretty neat tbh

“think for yourself”

Since: Aug 08

GR

#7 Mar 1, 2009
Are you serious wrote:
I actually find it pretty neat tbh
I was thinking that too. I like it.
no censorship

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Mar 1, 2009
Let's hope that a lowly city councilperson can't MAKE someone take down a billboard just 'cause she finds it offensive...
Bet she didn't realize Chronicles of Narnia were about the Bible, either...LOL
Germaine R Thompson Jr

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Mar 1, 2009
Who cares and so what? Give us something to really worry about!
Like there are not more important things to be concerned about like the lack of jobs, lack of health care, and war. They want me to worry about a pair of gold eyes!Idiots!
No wonder things don't get done in this country, the people in power worry about the wrong things!
Earl Deetz

Lincoln Park, MI

#11 Mar 2, 2009
Advertising will kill us all.

The word itself means, "warning" in French.

Heed that advice.
Armageddon

Comstock Park, MI

#12 Mar 2, 2009
Machievalian wrote:
This is why I no longer go to church, the ignorance and intolerance of anything not related to the church is staggering.
Turn your back on the world, but don't expect the world to turn it's back on it's self just to appease you.
Geez!
OH...puleeze. That's quite a stretch...blame the church????? Talk about ignorance and intolerance....
Mom in Jenison

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#14 Mar 2, 2009
People have way too much time on their hands if they're protesting over this...
Maybe that council woman needs to have her job duties expanded - less time to get her panties in a bunch about stuff that really doesn't matter.
Mom in Jenison

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#15 Mar 2, 2009
Of course, do we someone this idiotic having more responsibility...
hugh

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Mar 2, 2009
just because its not satanic doesn't mean its not satanic
Bucksaver

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Mar 2, 2009
Who cares. Ive never spend a dime and don't intend to spend a dime at a casino.

You could use dollar bills to start a camp fire and at least get some use from the bills instead of throwing them away at a casino.
Bucksaver

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Mar 2, 2009
Satanic eyes? fits the business perfectly.

Especially in Detroit the Chicago wanabe.

Can we donate Detroit to Canada or Ohio? We would solve our Michigan debt problem.
Grant

Grand Haven, MI

#19 Mar 2, 2009
Bucksaver wrote:
Satanic eyes? fits the business perfectly.
Especially in Detroit the Chicago wanabe.
Can we donate Detroit to Canada or Ohio? We would solve our Michigan debt problem.
Exactly and now today our Illustrious out-of-control, and doesn't-have-a-clue governor wants some of the bailout money invested in Cobo hall to the tune of millions of dollars to maintain "Michigans car image for the annual Car Expo at Cobo" What planet is this woman on?

Since: May 08

United States

#20 Mar 3, 2009
Al Sharpton will be chiming in next.....because the "demon" on the billboard is black.(could the golden eyes actually be bling?)
That'll get the ACLU involved, accusing MGM as depicting all blacks as demons.

I can friggin see it now..........
Amie

Grand Rapids, MI

#21 Mar 3, 2009
Here is my thought seeing how no one really knows what a demon looks like who is to say. Not to mention do you see the lion in the far right hand corner GEE my first association would be cat eyes.Leave the billbord and find something bigger to worry about.
malanarc

Rochester, MI

#22 Mar 3, 2009
I think the billboard looks demonic and is very creepy. I almost crashed my car the first time i saw it because it scared me. Hopefully, it will be taken down before someone does get hurt and file a lawsuit blaming MGM. Who knows, the way things are now they could win.

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