Provocative Divorce Services Billboard Raises Controversy

March 6, 2019

A billboard advertising divorce services in New York state has caused controversy for featuring what appears to be a lewd hand gesture. As seen in a now-viral photo, the We The People billboard advertises divorce services starting at $499 and features a giant image of a hand with the wedding ring finger extended upward in a reference to extending the middle finger. It reads, "I'm done.” "At first we were a little concerned about how provocative it was," Rose Szymborski, manager at the We The People office in Albany, tells WTEN-TV. "Some people weren't too keen on the idea, but once they realized that it was not the actual middle finger, they realized what the actual message was." UPI reports that at least one local resident has complained about the advertisement.