WTF of the Day: A mannequin hanging from a Las Vegas billboard emblazoned with “Dying For Work” had motorists lighting up 911 switchboards at the crack of dawn this morning — drivers were convinced they were seeing a real person swinging from the rope.
Another billboard in the Las Vegas area read ”Hope You’re Happy Wall St.,” with a second mannequin hanging from the edge.
No one has claimed responsibility for the creepy hangmen, though the website forOccupy Las Vegas applauds the displays, and accuses Nevada lawmakers of slashing social aid programs in the down economy.
“People saying it’s in bad taste are living sheltered lives,” says Sebring Frehner, an Occupy supporter. They ”don’t pay attention to what affects the working class.”
Ghoulish, but I agree with the sentiment that those who think this is in poor taste are living sheltered lives. Personally, I applaud the use of visceral imagery to make a bold statement about something that is ravaging our country and does drive many to the depths of despair.