A US jeweller’s outdoor campaign has felt the wrath of none other than the Clinton family after it ran an outdoor campaign featuring a billboard covered in jewels with the tagline, “Sometimes, it’s OK to throw rocks at girls…”.
However, the attempt at humour has caught the ire of none other than Bill and Hillary’s daughter, Chelsea, plus a number of women’s activist groups.
Chelsea took to social media to tell of her disapproval, tweeting: “Talking about hitting girls is never funny. Ever.”
Offended parties have claimed the billboard trivialises violence against women, while the brand behind it, Spicer Greene Jewelers, has issued an apology saying it had not meant to cause any offence.
“We intended the billboard as a play on words to encourage the loving act of gift giving and are deeply saddened that it offended anyone,” the company said in a statement on its Facebook page.